anonymous
  • anonymous
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.
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katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@Michele_Laino
Jhannybean
  • Jhannybean
If you tried solving this, can you show me how you would solve it?
Jhannybean
  • Jhannybean
t would pretty much point out the error in the problem.

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Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
hint: If I divide both sides of this equation: -5x=24, by 5, I get this: \[ \Large - x = \frac{{24}}{5}\]
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
and I don't get: \[\Large x = \frac{{24}}{5}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
i think its this one: Step 3: He should have divided both sides by −5.
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
yes!

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