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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.

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what do you think it is?

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D.

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yup

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what about Solve 5c + 4 = −26

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first step is?

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do i subtract both sides

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

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Im not sure

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what's -26 - 4?

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-30??

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

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

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yes, which would give us c = ?

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5.2?

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5.2? where did that come from lol

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6

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haha oops

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what about Solve: 5c − c + 10 = 34

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WAIT

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okay

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

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quotient*

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Oh negative

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-6

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yes :) so c = -6

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Thanksss:)

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Can you follow me again for more questions

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sure