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chevygirl
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Compassionate
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Multiply each side by 2, first.

chevygirl
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Why multiply?

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

chevygirl
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So like this?
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Compassionate
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3 * 2 = 6

chevygirl
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Why is it negative?

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A negative multiplied by a positive is a negative.

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

chevygirl
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but it was never a negative

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the only negative is the 5dw:1356561464911:dw

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dw:1356561523225:dw

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

chevygirl
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These are the choices for a answer.

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

chevygirl
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yeah that is what I said

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

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?"

chevygirl
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so add 6 to 10?
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chevygirl
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oh ok thank you soo much

chevygirl
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I have another one if you want to help @Compassionate

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4 isn't right...

Compassionate
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Ask it.

chevygirl
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im gonna close this one and do the other one