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    Algebra Problem: solve for t

    Hello! I have tried 10 times to do this problem and I am in need of assistance. I am looking to see if it is correct before i had the information in. Thank you

    -3-4(t-5)=-2(t+3)+11

    -3-4t+20=-2t+-6+11
    17+-4t=-2t+5
    12=2t 6=t

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    Check it!

    Hello.

    Your work looks great to me. The beauty of this type of problem is your ability to check your answer of t=6.

    -3 -4( [6] -5) = -2( [6] +3) +11
    -3 -4(1) = -2(9) +11
    -3 -4 = -18 +11
    -7 = -7

    Seems to check out to me. Always check your solutions when you can just plug them back into the initial problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wytiaz View Post
    Hello.

    Your work looks great to me. The beauty of this type of problem is your ability to check your answer of t=6.

    -3 -4( [6] -5) = -2( [6] +3) +11
    -3 -4(1) = -2(9) +11
    -3 -4 = -18 +11
    -7 = -7

    Seems to check out to me. Always check your solutions when you can just plug them back into the initial problem.
    Thank you very much
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