There are a number of ways to answer this listed here and here, so I'd suggest choosing the one that makes the most sense to you andyeh its times not plus. sry

*rewriting it in your own words*.

DAiv

- Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:03 pm
- Forum: Pre-Algebra
- Topic: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p
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- Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:55 pm
- Forum: Pre-Algebra
- Topic: Please explain why a 'negitive' plus a 'negitive' equals a p
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Hi Nick, welcome to the forums. The simple answer is that it doesn't. I think there's been a mistake somewhere. A negative times a negative equals a positive . and A negative plus a negative equals a negative . Assuming there's been a transcription error, which of these should it have been? DAiv P.S...

- Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:13 am
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: explaining steepness in 3 sentences
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Suppose you wnated to show your students that it is precisely the coefficient of t in y=at +b that determines the "steepness" of its graph. In no more than three complete sentences, explain how you might go about showing this. Further to Eliz's reply, since we have three sentences to explain it, I'...

- Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:22 pm
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: eqns for relationship between height H and femur length F
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idk

What does this part of your post mean?

Well, actually, I do.

DAiv

- Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:04 am
- Forum: Arithmetic
- Topic: what is .65 2/3 in fraction form?
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its .65666666... We can break up the number into two parts: 0.65 \,+\, 0.00666666... and in fraction form, those parts become: \frac{65}{100} \,+\, \frac{0.666666...}{100} = \frac{65}{100} \,+\, \frac{\frac23}{100} Now, we need to get rid of the \frac23 , so we multiply both fractions by \frac33 , ...

- Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:22 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: how to find real solutions to x^2 + 3x - 4 = 0
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- Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:05 pm
- Forum: Matrix (Linear) Algebra
- Topic: what planting combination will produce the greatest revenue?
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For my graph, I did O on the x axis and C on the y axis. When I graphed the lines, it looked like the line C = 60 - O/3 didn't actually make one of the sides of the shaded part. Did I do this wrong? Some restrictions may end up being superfluous. In this case, the line refers to the maximum amount ...

- Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:40 pm
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: slope equation help
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i am having problems with x1 not able or just don't see how to get the fraction at the end here is another problem y+3=3/4(x-2) then the problem begin when you dist the fraction 3/4 through to get 3/4x - 9/2 how to get the 9/2 is my prob. I find it easier to learn with examples to hand, so I'll lay...

- Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:04 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Quadratic formula help for 0.2xsquared + 4.5x - 2.8 = 0
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Hi, welcome to the forums. :wave: The Quadratic Forumula section explains how to solve awkward-looking quadratics. For \, 0.2x^2 \,+\, 4.5x \,-\, 2.8 , a = 0.2, b = 4.5, and c = -2.8 (note the minus sign). Just plug the values into the quadratic formula and away you go. If you get stuck, post your w...

- Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:09 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: How to find the equation of a parabola?
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Following your steps I found that: -1 = c and -a = -b What to do next? I was only given the two points: (0, -1) and (1, 1) and that the parabola is symmetrical around y-axis. Is it even possible? c = -1 is correct, but -a = -b isn't. I think you may have made a mistake when dealing with the sign of...