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    solve for t

    Hey thanks for all your quick help guys. Im studying for the accuplacer and its been a while since ive done this sort of math. Thanks for the help I have another question.

    If 5t+2=6 then t=
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    Re: solve for t

    First, subtract 2 from both sides, then divide both sides by 5. What do you find?
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    Re: solve for t

    .6??
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    Re: solve for t

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
    .6??
    Just a note. This is a Math problem so generally you want to give a fraction rather than a decimal.

    And that's not correct. Show us what you did and we'll see what happened.

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    Re: solve for t

    I have the same question as above: If 5t + 2=6, then t=?
    Please be patient with me as I have been away from school for 12+ years, but I'm more than willing to give it a try.
    Now, my answers I have here are:
    A. 8 -----> this is not correct because according to my calculations, I get 42, which is not equal to 6.
    B. 5/4
    C. 4/5
    D. -8 ------> this is not correct because I get -38, which is not equal to 6 either.

    My problem is that I don't remember how to work fractions into this math question. Can I get some help please?

    You said above to subtract two from both sides...so my equation now looks like this:
    5t + 2=6 ....so subtract 2 and I get:
    5t = 4 and then divide it by 5. So now I get...

    t=4/5.

    Oh, nevermind! I think I got it. Thank you!!
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