4x + 12 = 3(4 - X)

well 4x + 12 = 12 - 3x

4x + 12 -12 =12 - 3x -12

= 4x -12 = 12 -12 -9

= -8x -9

=8x/8 -9/8 = - 1 1/8 book says answer is 0 . not thinking right can someone help.

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- January 27th 2009, 11:06 AMLeona_Mariewhats the right answer
4x + 12 = 3(4 - X)

well 4x + 12 = 12 - 3x

4x + 12 -12 =12 - 3x -12

= 4x -12 = 12 -12 -9

= -8x -9

=8x/8 -9/8 = - 1 1/8 book says answer is 0 . not thinking right can someone help. - January 27th 2009, 11:10 AMChris L T521
- January 27th 2009, 11:39 AMLeona_Marie
switching 12 around doesnt make the answer 0

4x +12 -12 = -3x + 12 -12

= 4x = -3x

=4x +3x = -3x + 3x

=7x not 0 plus the only rule is that whatever you do to the left you have to do to the right. the right in this equation is -3x so -3x -12, which is 3x -12 ,would be -9 - January 27th 2009, 01:33 PMmasters
- January 27th 2009, 04:13 PMLeona_Marie
masters , please explain to me how 7x = 0 or x = 0 the only thing I would know how to do is to devide 7x/7 0/7 = 0 ? plus Ive never seen wher you can swap + -3x + 12 or visa versa is this the case or am I missing something again. in other words the question was written out12 -3x so shouldnt the number come off the right. I think I just got it please verify.

- January 27th 2009, 06:28 PMTheMasterMind
- January 27th 2009, 06:32 PMTheMasterMind