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Solve for x using the addition principle: 8+x= 24 would that be 8x=24 which equals 3?
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Solve for x using the addition principle: 8+x= 24 would that be 8x=24 which equals 3?
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you add 8 to each side of the equation 8 + x + 8 = 24 + 8
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what happens to the lefthand side?  what does it simplify to?
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no  8 + 8 = 8  8 = 0
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
take the thermometer analogy: dw:1359325143283:dw
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Sorry Im lost not good at this I need a tutor plus go back to grade school.
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the temperature is 8 degrees then it rises 8 degrees to give 0 degrees 8 degrees is 'added'
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
do you see how the diagram relates to 8 + 8 = 0 ?
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the reason I added 8 to left side was so we would only have x left 8 + 8 + x = 0 + x = x
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes I understand when you do it, but get frustrated when I try to do it my self.
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
practice simple examples and you'll gain confidence remamber to do the same operation ( + 8) to both sides of the equation an equation is like a balance
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
OK now we have x left so then it would be X=24+8 I will ty.
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so we still add 24+8 right?
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no we add 8 to minus 24 (24) check out the thermometer
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if we add 1 to 24 that is go up 1 degrree it gets to 23 right?
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and add 1 more dgree we get 22 right so what do we get to if we 8 to 24?
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so we would have 16?
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if I look at your nice graft thats what I come up with.
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
right 16 is correct so we get x = 16  though i dont think my graph is all that nice!! lol
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so do I have to figure what x is yet or is that simplified enough?
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no thats it x = 16 in algebra you need to get used to negative values and how to manipulate them
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the solution to the equation is x = 16
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I will for sure use your graft, because it makes sense to me.
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
OK I hope I can get use to this yikes....
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bonjovifan03Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ty for being patient with me :0) I need a drink now lol
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cwrw238Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok remember that everything below the x ( horizontal axis) is negative also everything to left of the yaxis is negative dw:1359326605166:dw
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