OpenStudy (anonymous):

Solve... -1/4x=10

4 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

You want x by itself. x is being multiplied by -1/4 Divide both sides by -1/4 Dividing by -1/4 is the same as multiplying by -4, so multiply both sides by -4

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks so what is the final answer?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Multiple each side by -4. x = -40

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

How about this one? -1/4x=7

4 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

Same idea. Multiply both sides by -4. What is 7 * (-4) = ?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

7*-4 is -28

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

so is that the final answer?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

Yes.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

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4 years ago