## chevygirl 2 years ago Solve for x.

1. chevygirl

2. Compassionate

Multiply each side by 2, first.

3. chevygirl

Why multiply?

4. Compassionate

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

5. chevygirl

So like this? |dw:1356560997089:dw|

6. Compassionate

-3 * 2 = -6

7. chevygirl

Why is it negative?

8. Compassionate

A negative multiplied by a positive is a negative.

9. Compassionate

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

10. chevygirl

but it was never a negative

11. chevygirl

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

12. Compassionate

|dw:1356561523225:dw|

13. chevygirl

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

14. chevygirl

These are the choices for a answer.

15. Compassionate

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

16. chevygirl

yeah that is what I said

17. Compassionate

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

18. seidi.yamauti

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

19. chevygirl

so add 6 to -10? -4

20. chevygirl

oh ok thank you soo much

21. chevygirl

I have another one if you want to help @Compassionate

22. CalebBeavers

-4 isn't right...

23. Compassionate