11-3(x+2) =

8(x+2) =

8x+16

Why was this marked as incorrect?

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- October 22nd 2012, 11:02 AMAshirWhere did I go wrong in expanding the brackets?
11-3(x+2) =

8(x+2) =

8x+16

Why was this marked as incorrect? - October 22nd 2012, 11:18 AMskeeterRe: Where did I go wrong in expanding the brackets?
- October 22nd 2012, 11:18 AMbjhopperRe: Where did I go wrong in expanding the brackets?
- October 22nd 2012, 11:22 AMAshirRe: Where did I go wrong in expanding the brackets?
Oh, thanks. But why couldn't I subtract 3 from 11 first?

- October 22nd 2012, 11:42 AMskeeterRe: Where did I go wrong in expanding the brackets?
- October 23rd 2012, 10:29 AMAshirRe: Where did I go wrong in expanding the brackets?
I got it, thanks for the help!