## anonymous one year ago The incomplete work of a student to solve an equation is shown below: Step 1: 3x + 12 = 3 Step 2: ? Step 3: x = −9 ÷ 3 Step 4: x = −3 What is the missing Step 2?

1. anonymous

Subtract 12 from both sides

2. marihelenh

They subtracted the 12 over to get 3x=-9

3. anonymous

$\huge~\rm~ 3x + 12-12 = 3-12$

4. anonymous

$$\huge\rm\color{red}{3x=-9}$$

5. anonymous

Thank you so much