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Solve -1/5x = 6 A. -30 B. -6/5 C. -1 D. 6 1/5

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1.Multiply both sides by 5. 2.Divide both sides by -1
  • phi
from your previous problems you might have noticed: multiply both sides by the reciprocal of the number in front of the x you have -1/5 so multiply both sides by -5 (-1/5 flipped)
  • phi
you do this because -1/5 * -5 = 5/5 =1 and 1*x is x on the other hand (or should I say side) you get 6*-5 surely you can finish?

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  • phi
multiply BOTH sides by -5
the ans is -1/30
  • phi
don't be confused start with \[ \frac{-1}{5} x = 6\] multiply both sides by the reciprocal of -1/5 which is -5 \[ -5 \cdot\frac{-1}{5} x = 6 \cdot -5\] can you finish?
  • phi
on the right side of the =, what is 6 times -5 ?

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