# Thread: How do you do a multistep equation ?

1. ## How do you do a multistep equation ?

How do you work out this problem
8-w/10=3/5

3. ## Re: How do you do a multistep equation ?

Originally Posted by goku_4_1
How do you work out this problem
8-w/10=3/5
You probably have not gotten an answer yet because it is not clear what you mean.

(8 - w) / 10 = (3/5)

Or this?

8 - (w/10) = 3/5

It makes a difference!!

Please repost, clarifying exactly what you mean.

4. ## Re: How do you do a multistep equation ?

Originally Posted by goku_4_1
How do you work out this problem
8-w/10=3/5
Is that 8 - w/10 or do you mean (8-w)/10 ?

5. Originally Posted by Four minutes after the initial post, goku_4_1
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6. ## Re: How do you do a multistep equation ?

Originally Posted by goku_4_1
How do you work out this problem
8-w/10=3/5
In my view, it is silly to differentiate a "multi-step" equation from a "single-step" equation. Forget you heard the term.

Here are some "single-step" equations:

A/10 = 3/5 -- Can you solve for A?

8 + B = 3/5 -- Can you solve for B?

Are we getting my drift?

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