Ok, we had a sub today so i couldnt ask then, and almost all of the class was stumped by these questions, so i thought i'd post them here... literally everyone was complaining about them at some point. (note: things such as 1/2 and 3/4 are fractions.)

-5= 3/8(x-1)

8x+6=3(4-x)

these next few were just unexplained to us...they may be easy, who knows

4(1/2x + 1/2) = 2x+2

-3(-x - 4)= 2x+1

4x=-2(-2x+3)

-4(x-3) = 6(x+5)