anonymous
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10x=-80 solve using the multiplication principle
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anonymous
  • anonymous
The multiplication principle says you can multiply both sides of an equation by any nonzero real number, and it will still be true. Our objective is to isolate the variable x. What number do we need to multiply by to have the x standing all by itself?
anonymous
  • anonymous
10 is that correct?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Not quite. If we multiply by ten, we get 100x=-800. Do you have another choice?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
i would think 2 because they are both even numbers
anonymous
  • anonymous
That will give 20x=-160. The number we need to multiply by is the reciprocal of the ten that multiplies the x. Do you know what that is?
anonymous
  • anonymous
or is it 0?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Not zero. Zero just wipes out all our information. We need to multiply by 1/10, like this\[10x=-80\implies \frac{1}{10}10x=-80\frac{1}{10}\implies x=-8\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Multiplying by the reciprocal is the same as dividing by the number. That is probably the way you are thinking about it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
10x=-80 x=-80/10 x=-8

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