Yes you would be in the wrong. In general . The easiest way to think about it is to put some numbers in place, for example, is 4 - 3 the same as 3 - 4?
Hey forum, I have a pretty straight forward question and it is does placement really matter in algebra?
EX.
Twelve is sixteen less than four times a number. 12 = 4x - 16
So what if I wrote 12=16-4x would I be in the wrong?
How do you know where things are placed?
This is easy but I honestly can say I forgot this stuff but it's somewhere around. Thanks a ton!