Simple Linear Algebra Question

Equation:

Step 1:

My question concerns this step. To isolate the variable "t" you divide by 3. It seems that should read however that leads to an incorrect answer. The correct way to do this apparently is . Why do you multiply by 1/3? When you isolate "t" you divide by 3.

Thanks for the clarification.

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**allyourbass2212** My question concerns this step. To isolate the variable "t" you divide by 3. It seems that should read

No, here you are trying to divide by not 3. Dividing by three is the same as multiplying by one-third:

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**Reckoner** No, here you are trying to divide by

not 3. Dividing by three is the same as multiplying by one-third:

Thanks, to be clear then this is for all linear algebra for instance

Equation:

Step 1:

Re: Simple Linear Algebra Question

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**allyourbass2212**

Correct. You could work this either way, by dividing both sides by 2 or by multiplying both sides by the reciprocal You get the same result regardless.

Re: Simple Linear Algebra Question

attraction signs

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Re: Simple Linear Algebra Question

Simple linear algebra is a integrated part of mathematics. sometimes students ask a difficult and logical questions in the class.

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