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OpenStudy (anonymous):
I just had my math final and I got stuck with this problem. What is the answer?
3 = -1 (x+11) + 1
4 4x 2x
Lower numbers are the denominators

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OpenStudy (anonymous):
you were supposed to find x?

10 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
yes

10 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
Common denominator

10 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
8 or 4?

10 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
(-1(x+11)+2 ) /4x
(-x-11+2)/4x
3/4=(-x-9)/4x
Time both side by 4x
12x/4=-x-9
3x=-x-9
4x=-9
x=-9/2
if I didn't screw anything up

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OpenStudy (anonymous):
well thanks but it already too late i got it wrong on my final :(

10 years ago
OpenStudy (amistre64):
multiply it all by 4x to clear the fractions

10 years ago
OpenStudy (amistre64):
3 = -1 (x+11) + 1
---------------- * 4x
4 4x 2x
3x = -1 (x+11) + 2

10 years ago
OpenStudy (amistre64):
3x = -x -11+2
4x = -9
x = -9/4

10 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
Thanks guys - still bummin'

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OpenStudy (amistre64):
oh dont worry, you got plenty of time to be right in the future :)

10 years ago
OpenStudy (amistre64):
i gotta wait a few more hours to see if i read my statistics test right; I dont recall solving a problem according to the question. but there are lots of things I dont remember these days soo.... it mighta been right lo

10 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
good luck with that

10 years ago
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