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chevygirl
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jim_thompson5910
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any ideas where the error might be?

chevygirl
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2?

jim_thompson5910
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line 2 is valid

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10  8 = 2
but 10  8, is that 2?

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yeah...

jim_thompson5910
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you sure? if you're 10 dollars in debt and you spend/borrow 8 more dollars, how much are you in debt now?

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10 IOUs + 8 IOUs = ____ IOUs

chevygirl
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oh wait i thought you said 10(8)

jim_thompson5910
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no, just 10  8

chevygirl
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18

jim_thompson5910
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if it were that, then it would be 2

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yep, 10  8 = 18

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so that means there's an error in line 4

chevygirl
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ok thank you i get it now

jim_thompson5910
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oh i meant line 5, my bad lol

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line 5 *should* be
6x = 18

chevygirl
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ok thanks