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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

Can someone please solve this problem showing me step by step how you get the answer please? -y-1/4x=-3 x being-2

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    is that -1/4x or is it (-y-1)/4x?

  2. amistre64
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    \[\frac{-y-1}{4x}=-3?\]

  3. anonymous
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    -1/4x

  4. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    \[-y -\frac{1}{4(-2)}=-3\]

  5. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    first step is to plug in -2 for x....

  6. amistre64
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    we get: -y + (1/8) = -3 ; -(1/8) from each side to get -y = -3' 1/8 ; /-1 to both sides to get: y = 3' 1/8 = 25/8

  7. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    if you -1/8 from both sides how are you getting -3 1/8 ?

  8. amistre64
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    -3 -(1/8) = -3' 1/8

  9. amistre64
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    if you owe someone 3 dollars and you owe the 1/8 more of a dollar the total you owe them is: 3' 1/8 dollars

  10. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    OK, got that part..where are you getting the dividing -1 to both sides would it be -y =-1 is that how?

  11. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    -y = -1y -1y/-1 = y :)

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