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  • 4 years ago

What is the solution to p/.3 – 1 = 5?

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  1. wizguy
    • 4 years ago
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    p = 1.8

  2. School_Island_sad_face
    • 4 years ago
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    Are you positive?

  3. wizguy
    • 4 years ago
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    is it (p/0.3)-1 = 5? or p/(0.3-1) = 5 if its the first one, i am sure. you just multiply everything by 0.3 then solve.

  4. School_Island_sad_face
    • 4 years ago
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    there isn't any parentheses

  5. wizguy
    • 4 years ago
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    well i just put the parentheses to split up the numbers, but if the are no parentheses, then it looks like my first answer is right.

  6. School_Island_sad_face
    • 4 years ago
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    hmmm then why did I keep getting 1.2? I know 1.2 is wrong but I can't get anything else...

  7. wizguy
    • 4 years ago
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    you must have subtracted o.3 from each side, but you had to add. because when you multiply everything by 0.3, you end up with p-0.3=1.5. then you add o.3 to each side, not subtract. so the answer would be 1.8.

  8. School_Island_sad_face
    • 4 years ago
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    no I didn't. I subtracted 1 from both sides, them multiplied both sides by .3.... Idk... I will just go over it with my teacher tomorrow...

  9. wizguy
    • 4 years ago
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    you are supposed to add one to each side, not subtract.

  10. School_Island_sad_face
    • 4 years ago
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    well that explains everything :) LOL! thanks! :)

  11. wizguy
    • 4 years ago
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    no problem :)

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