waheguru
Is is true when one part of a fraction is negative the whole fraction becomes negative



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waheguru
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\[60/12 = 5? or 5 \]

UnkleRhaukus
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\[\frac {a}b=\frac{a}{b}=\frac ab\]

waheguru
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This is from the equation
−3(4r − 8) = −36
I am getting 5 but the real answer is 5 ?

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\[−3(4r − 8) = −36 \]
\[4r − 8 = \frac{−36}{3} \]

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\[\frac {a}{b}=\frac{a}{b}\]

waheguru
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Rather than that step...

waheguru
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Cant I distrubute the 3 and get
12r+24=36

UnkleRhaukus
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that way will work too

waheguru
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So how Do I get 5 rather than 5

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using the distributive method
the next step would be to get the constants of one side

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yea I have ...

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12r = 60

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and then ...

waheguru
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r = 60/12
r= 5?

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12r = 60

waheguru
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60?

waheguru
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yea yout correct

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you took 24 away from both sides

waheguru
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then its
r=60/12
and ots
r=5

waheguru
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Thanks!

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that is right
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