waheguru
  • waheguru
Is is true when one part of a fraction is negative the whole fraction becomes negative
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waheguru
  • waheguru
\[60/-12 = 5? or -5 \]
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
\[\frac {-a}b=\frac{a}{-b}=-\frac ab\]
waheguru
  • waheguru
This is from the equation −3(4r − 8) = −36 I am getting -5 but the real answer is 5 ?

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UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
\[−3(4r − 8) = −36 \] \[4r − 8 = \frac{−36}{-3} \]
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
\[\frac {-a}{-b}=\frac{a}{b}\]
waheguru
  • waheguru
Rather than that step...
waheguru
  • waheguru
Cant I distrubute the -3 and get -12r+24=-36
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
that way will work too
waheguru
  • waheguru
So how Do I get 5 rather than -5
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
using the distributive method the next step would be to get the constants of one side
waheguru
  • waheguru
yea I have ...
waheguru
  • waheguru
-12r = 60
waheguru
  • waheguru
and then ...
waheguru
  • waheguru
r = 60/-12 r= -5?
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
-12r = -60
waheguru
  • waheguru
-60?
waheguru
  • waheguru
yea yout correct
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
you took 24 away from both sides
waheguru
  • waheguru
then its r=-60/-12 and ots r=5
waheguru
  • waheguru
Thanks!
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
that is right \[ \color\red\checkmark \]

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