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maz5tl

  • 3 years ago

1 = 1/3a - 5

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  1. godorovg
    • 3 years ago
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    solving for A this time. I want you to try to guide me through this time. If you get stuck I will help you

  2. violy
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1345525574506:dw| Like that?

  3. godorovg
    • 3 years ago
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    good so far go on

  4. violy
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    If then, we isolate the 1/3a. Since 5 is being subtracted on left side, we use the opposite operation of Subtraction.

  5. maz5tl
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    |dw:1345525635888:dw|

  6. Yahoo!
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    oh...this was ur question....

  7. violy
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    yes, we add 5 on both sides!:)

  8. Yahoo!
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    nw multiply by 3

  9. violy
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    you were right on right side, for left side: 1 + 5 is?

  10. godorovg
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    yes now what? the question is how to get A alone?

  11. Yahoo!
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    so 6 *3 = a = 18

  12. violy
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    that is right Yahoo! :)

  13. maz5tl
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    |dw:1345525735754:dw|

  14. violy
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    you got it maz5tl!:)

  15. maz5tl
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    thats it? why is it 1/a ?

  16. godorovg
    • 3 years ago
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    No that is not right, first how do you get rid of the 1/3??

  17. godorovg
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    A must be lone so how does 1/a answer that??

  18. maz5tl
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    |dw:1345526012047:dw|

  19. maz5tl
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    a = 2 ?

  20. violy
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    opps, i missed that:|dw:1345526080594:dw|. make sense?

  21. godorovg
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    here is how to do this problem the right way. 1 = 1/3a - 5, first we are solving for A so we take the and subtract 1 from both sides that gives =1/3a-5-1 next add the two negative numbers together to get -6 so now we have =1/3a-6 next divide by 1/3 so now we have A=-6/1/3

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