## anonymous one year ago how do you solve for x: (x+4)/2=7 ?

1. anonymous

What is your understanding of this question? We can go from there :)

2. anonymous

well im not sure how to deal with fractions when solving for x

3. anonymous

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4. anonymous

thnks lol

5. anonymous

In order to do this, you must apply the inverse operation to get rid of the fraction. Do you know how?

6. anonymous

multiply the fraction by 2?

7. anonymous

Yes! awesome job :)

8. anonymous

ok so now we're left with 2x+8=7 or 2x+8=14?

9. anonymous

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10. anonymous

or neither ?

11. anonymous

oh ok i got it now

12. anonymous

Try again :) the 2 will cancel out

13. anonymous

so x+4=14 then substract 4 on both sides were left with x=10?

14. anonymous

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15. anonymous

Correct! Great job!! :)

16. anonymous

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17. anonymous

thanks!