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  • one year ago

When solving -1/8 (x + 35) = −7, what is the correct sequence of operations? A. Multiply each side by -1/8, add 35 to each side. B. Multiply each side by -1/8, subtract 35 from each side. C. Multiply each side by -8, subtract 35 from each side. D. Multiply each side by -8, add 35 to each side.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    \[-\frac{ 1 }{ 8 } (x + 35) = -7\]

  2. TylerD
    • one year ago
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    you wanna get rid of the -1/8 first, so what would you do?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Multiply by -1/8, right?

  4. TylerD
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    multiply by -8

  5. TylerD
    • one year ago
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    -8/-8 = 1

  6. TylerD
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    1 times (x+35) = x+35

  7. anonymous
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    So, multiply by -8 and subtract 35? Since you need to isolate the variable.

  8. TylerD
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    yep

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you so much!

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