## jlongSwag27 3 years ago NEED help Solving Two-Step Equations: What is the first step in solving the equation −4x − 16 = 20? A. Multiply both sides of the equation by 4. B. Divide both sides of the equation by −16. C. Subtract 16 from both sides of the equation. D. Add 16 to both sides of the equation.

1. AriPotta

what do you think it is?

2. jlongSwag27

D.

3. AriPotta

yup

4. jlongSwag27

what about Solve 5c + 4 = −26

5. AriPotta

first step is?

6. jlongSwag27

do i subtract both sides

7. AriPotta

yea, you subtract 4 from both sides, what do you get after doing that?

8. jlongSwag27

Im not sure

9. AriPotta

what's -26 - 4?

10. jlongSwag27

-30??

11. AriPotta

yes :) so 5c = -30. what now?

12. jlongSwag27

divide 5c by 5 then -30 divided by 5?

13. AriPotta

yes, which would give us c = ?

14. jlongSwag27

5.2?

15. AriPotta

5.2? where did that come from lol

16. jlongSwag27

6

17. jlongSwag27

haha oops

18. jlongSwag27

what about Solve: 5c − c + 10 = 34

19. AriPotta

WAIT

20. jlongSwag27

okay

21. AriPotta

a negative number divided by a positive number gives you a product that is negative or positive?

22. AriPotta

quotient*

23. jlongSwag27

Oh negative

24. jlongSwag27

-6

25. AriPotta

yes :) so c = -6

26. jlongSwag27

Thanksss:)

27. jlongSwag27

Can you follow me again for more questions

28. AriPotta

sure