maz5tl 3 years ago 1 = 1/3a - 5

1. godorovg

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

|dw:1345525574506:dw| Like that?

3. godorovg

good so far go on

4. violy

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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6. Yahoo!

oh...this was ur question....

7. violy

yes, we add 5 on both sides!:)

8. Yahoo!

nw multiply by 3

9. violy

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

10. godorovg

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

11. Yahoo!

so 6 *3 = a = 18

12. violy

that is right Yahoo! :)

13. maz5tl

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14. violy

you got it maz5tl!:)

15. maz5tl

thats it? why is it 1/a ?

16. godorovg

No that is not right, first how do you get rid of the 1/3??

17. godorovg

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

18. maz5tl

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19. maz5tl

a = 2 ?

20. violy

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

21. godorovg

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