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what is 4x s -3 =98 ÷ 2

 Apr 16, 2015

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 #11
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4s - 3 = 98 / 2

Calculate the right half (98/2 = 49)

4s - 3 = 49

Bring the -3 over to the right half so it becomes +3

4s = 49+3

Calculate right half 

4s = 52 

Bring the 4 over to the right. Multiplication becomes division 

s = 52/4

s= 13

@Mellie, you made a mistake by adding the 3 to 49. 49+3 = 52, not 51! :)

 Apr 16, 2015
 #1
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Is "s" in your equation?

 Apr 16, 2015
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Yes, The x is just multiplication, s is the only variable

 Apr 16, 2015
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Please show steps to solve as well!

 Apr 16, 2015
 #4
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OMG!!! I am soooo sorry!! I made you wait this long. But because there is an "s" I am not sure what value you are looking for... Are your looking for the value of x?

 Apr 16, 2015
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I think they want to solve this, Mellie :

49s - 3 = 98 ÷ 2

I'll let you take it from there.....

 

  

 Apr 16, 2015
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So, there is no x?

 Apr 16, 2015
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(Continued from CPhill)

98/2=49

So, you have 49s-3=49

Add 3 to each side.

49s=51

Divide both sides by 49

s=51/49... Not sure if this is right. Was there an x?

 Apr 16, 2015
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what is s then? does s=7?3?1?maybe8?

 Apr 16, 2015
 #9
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oh wait i get it now

 Apr 16, 2015
 #10
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mellie s is x. s is the variable and x is the multiplication sign thingy magjiga

 Apr 16, 2015
 #11
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Best Answer

4s - 3 = 98 / 2

Calculate the right half (98/2 = 49)

4s - 3 = 49

Bring the -3 over to the right half so it becomes +3

4s = 49+3

Calculate right half 

4s = 52 

Bring the 4 over to the right. Multiplication becomes division 

s = 52/4

s= 13

@Mellie, you made a mistake by adding the 3 to 49. 49+3 = 52, not 51! :)

Lonefish Apr 16, 2015
 #12
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dang lonefish caught that mistake

 Apr 16, 2015
 #13
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Thanks Mellie,

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Thanks Lonefish for catching Mellie little error :)

 Apr 17, 2015
 #14
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Anon question asker,

On the forum we use * for multiply.   x is kept just for the letter x   

 Apr 17, 2015

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