## anonymous one year ago Malloy solved the equation −5x − 16 = 8; his work is shown below. Identify the error and where it was made. −5x − 16 = 8 Step 1: −5x − 16 + 16 = 8 + 16 Step 2: −5x = 24 Step 3: negative five times x over five = twenty-four over five Step 4: x = twenty-four over five Step 1: He should have subtracted 16 from each side. Step 1: He should have divided both sides by −5. Step 3: He should have multiplied both sides by −5. Step 3: He should have divided both sides by −5.

1. anonymous

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3. Michele_Laino

If I divide both side by 5 last equation I get this: $\Large - x = \frac{{24}}{5}$

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5. Michele_Laino

whereas, If I divide both sides of the equation: −5x = 24 by -5, I get this: $\Large x = - \frac{{24}}{5}$

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