Okay now I have no clue how to solve this one.
Rewrite the equation in Ax+By=C form.
Use integers for A,B,C

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arh...

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no biggie
clear the fraction by multiplying EVERYTHING by 2

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- anonymous

Right, So how exactly? Do you make 1/2 to just 2?

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@satellite73

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no dear \(2\times (-\frac{1}{2})=-1\)

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but don't forget to multiply all by 2
all the way across
left hand side and right hand side,each term

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Oh. okay let me try to solve it :)

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kk

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Right?

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yesh...

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wait im completely confused

- anonymous

lets go slow again
you want to get rid of the fraction right? so that the coefficients are "integers"

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right

- anonymous

you got
\[y=-\frac{1}{2}x-3\]

- anonymous

to get rid of the two in the denominator, multiply both sides by \(2\)
\[2\times y=2\times (-\frac{1}{2}x-3)\]

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distribute on the right hand side

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2y=-1x-3

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hmm looks like you forgot the distributive property
you also have to multiply \(-3\) by \(2\)

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ohh so 2y=-1x-6

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correct?

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yes

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now add \(x\) to both sides and you are done

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1x+2y=6

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yeah but drop the \(1\) or your teacher will think you are daft

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so just x+2y=6

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damn, dropped the minus sign again on the right didn't you?

- anonymous

x-2y=6???

- anonymous

a common mistake actually
now on the right, it was \(-6\) so it is still \(-6\)

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\[x+2y=-6\] in other words

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Oh, well thanks.

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yw

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Im no math genius as you can tell

- anonymous

lol that is fine, that is why you are doing homework, to learn it !

- anonymous

I suppose lol. Thanks for making me feel better

- anonymous

yw ( you will "get it" as they say)

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