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ktklown Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hi there. Try multiplying both sides by 5; what do you get?
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ktklown Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that's great  now just simplify!
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lilg132 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
2*5 = a/5 * 5
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ktklown Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yep, a = 10!
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NY,NY Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so whenever thers a prob like this, i have multiply the denominator, or whichever number in the fraction by the other side?
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lilg132 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if it is next to the variable
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lilg132 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
*with the variable
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ktklown Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Basically, yes, your goal is to "isolate" the variable. Meaning, if it says "a  5 = 4", you add 5 to both sides. Your goal is to get just the variable on one side, and everything else on the other.
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ktklown Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And to do the isolation, you must do the same thing to both sides of the equation at each step. As long as you do the same thing to both sides, the equation will keep being true.
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NY,NY Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanks so much =)
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NY,NY Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol, there you go
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