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Multiplication Property of Equality: -1/3x=7

Postby missingsomething on Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:50 pm

The problem: -1/3x=7

My solution: 3/1*-1/3x=7/1*3/1
x=21

Is solution correct?
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Postby stapel_eliz on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:09 pm

missingsomething wrote:The problem: -1/3x=7

As formatted, your equation could be either of the following:

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"The answer" will depend upon which form you mean. I think you mean the second form, in which case, you might want to re-check your signs:

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Then complete the solution. :D

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