# Can someone give me a simple two step equation to do?

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
Hey..Just a simple two step equation..no fractions,decimals or exponents. like just 3+4x=8..thats just an example.!

#### Denis

##### Senior Member
~Midnight.Kitten~ said:
Hey..Just a simple two step equation..no fractions,decimals or exponents. like just 3+4x=8..thats just an example.!
4 + 4x = 8

Thanx!

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
Denis said:
~Midnight.Kitten~ said:
Hey..Just a simple two step equation..no fractions,decimals or exponents. like just 3+4x=8..thats just an example.!
4 + 4x = 8
okay..im going to try this lol.

umm..does it equal 1...?¿

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
Next year in High School I am So paying Attention In Math Class..im repeating the same algebra i did in 8th grade my teacher said i should plus i wanted to hehe

G

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
alexflury said:
umm..does it equal 1...?¿
x does.
wow thats like the first time ive gotten a problem given to me right ina long time lol..

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
ok..im giving myself a problem.. 3x+2=12
1) add the opposite of 2 which is -2,
2)add the negative two to twelve which you subtract and then get 10
3)1/3 x 1/10

im stuck..

G

#### Guest

##### Guest
3x + 2 = 12

If the left hand side is the same number as the right hand side, then two less than the left hand side is surely the same number as two less than the right hand side. Subtract 2 from both sides.

(3x + 2) - 2 = 12 - 2
3x = 10

Divide both sides by 3.

(3x) / 3 = 10 / 3
x = 10 / 3

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
oh that is somewhat familiar and you dont have to somehow simplify the 10/3 ??

G

#### Guest

##### Guest
If you're not told to do, then you don't have to do. But if you want to write it as a mixed number instead of an improper fraction, you could say:

x = 10 / 3
= (9 + 1) / 3
= 9 / 3 + 1 / 3
= 3 + 1/3

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
does the 9 and the 1 come from the 10, like 9+1=10 and the 3 from the 10/3?

#### Denis

##### Senior Member
You're depressing me, Black Cat...

If you can't understand that 10/3 = 3 1/3, then you need to
repeat stuff much earlier than Algebra 1.

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
i wish i could but i cant

-sighs-

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
umm..hows thats depressing?

G

#### Guest

##### Guest
does the 9 and the 1 come from the 10, like 9+1=10 and the 3 from the 10/3?
Yeah, I replaced "10" with "9 + 1". That's all.

#### ~Midnight.Kitten~

##### Junior Member
ooh ok i thought so