Actually one last question I forgot to ask yesterday the problem reads
Which leads to
I am not certain how the " " is created exactly. The RHS reads So I assume you can just do (once you subtract 8 from both sides in the first equation displayed) " " which in a calculator = -8.5 or
Could some one please clarify, thanks.
Thanks for clarifying! Using improper fractions intuitively makes more sense so I appreciate the suggestion.
And as far as what my instructor does, I am teaching myself algebra all over again to eventually teach myself pre-cal, calculus I, and calculus II before I ever head into the class room.