That is really nasty notation. Please don't do it again. You will confuse everyone, including yourself.Stine said:3(10x+y)=-4
Just keep going, and see what you get:Stine said:34x = 5
This is not looking good here, at least not to me. Did I do something wrong?
You might find it easier to write that "16 7/17" as an improper fraction: 279/17Stine said:ok not working for me I don't think...
so I have
Uuuuuummm? what in the world am I doing wrong???? :? :? :? :wink:
No. Try English. There is no Distributive Property of Equals. I realize you are trying to invent a useful shorthand. Don't. Please don't invent new notation. There is already way too much.Stine said:4x-3y=17
Is this better?