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to eliminate the fraction, you can multiply by 3 on both sides.
multiply 3 by what?

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multiply both sides of the equation by 3
@Best_Mathematician that isn't exatly the answer i was looking for...
so 5 and 12?
my mistake here's the correction 5n + 12 + n = -3 6n = -15 n = -5/2
1.5?
do you have to simplify that?
n=1.5 or 3/2 is incorrect.
but theres no such thing as 1.5 here :(
do you want to solve it on your own, or just want an answer ?
yeahh thats what i was thinking, it cant be right :/
i need to know the steps so i can do it on my own you guys are just throwing answers or these problems of how you think it should be solved. its just confusing to me
i know, right! if you multiply each term of that equation by 3, what u get ? 3* (1/3)* (5n+12) =...? 3* (1/3)* n =...? -3*3 =.... ?
*last line should be -1*3=...?
-3?
thats right side, what about left side of = ?
umm 3*5?
15
sorry i am just terrible at math
3* (1/3)* (5n+12) =5n+12 3* (1/3)* n =n got this ?
|dw:1362988262501:dw| sorry i am just terrible at drawing :P
haha no problem! :D
so i subtract 5 from twelve here?
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|dw:1362988334714:dw| so, you are left with simple linear equation : 5n+12+n = -3
you can't subtract 5 from 12...there is 'n' attached to 5
combine like terms, 5n+n = 6n
so, 6n +12=-3
oh, so you divide that? i thought you have to subtract because it is opposite of addition :P
now , subtract 12 from both sides, (because subtraction is opposite of addition) so, 6n +12-12 = -3-12 6n = -15 now just divide by 6
-2.5
because division is opposite of multiplication, ...yes, thats correct :)
hmm thanks for the help so far! :) so how do you make that a fraction?
6n = -15 n = -15/6 = -3*5 /(3*2) 3 cancels out. n = -5/2
this will take me a while to learn but i really dont want to waste your time..thank you for this, i will look over it because its got all the help i need :) so thanks :D

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