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Solve for x.

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  2. Compassionate
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    Multiply each side by 2, first.

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    Why multiply?

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    Because you want to solve for x last, so multiply everything by 2 first, and then add 5 to everything.

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  5. chevygirl
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    So like this? |dw:1356560997089:dw|

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    -3 * 2 = -6

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    Why is it negative?

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    A negative multiplied by a positive is a negative.

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    -3 * 2, is saying, "negative 3 sets of two."

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    but it was never a negative

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    the only negative is the 5|dw:1356561464911:dw|

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    |dw:1356561523225:dw|

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    but isn't it saying x MINUS 3 over 2?

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    These are the choices for a answer.

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    No, it's saying, "x - 3," "Ex take away three."

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    yeah that is what I said

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    I am not allowed to give you the answer, but the equation is now: x - 6 = -10 Add six

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  18. seidi.yamauti
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    the -3 can be seen as +(-3), so you work with an negative number. The problem is "how you isolate x?"

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    so add 6 to -10? -4

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    oh ok thank you soo much

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    I have another one if you want to help @Compassionate

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    -4 isn't right...

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    Ask it.

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    im gonna close this one and do the other one

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