L lee New member Joined Sep 4, 2007 Messages 3 Sep 4, 2007 #1 Please help me with the following equation: 3.5x + 5 - 1.5x = 8

stapel Super Moderator Staff member Joined Feb 4, 2004 Messages 15,943 Sep 5, 2007 #2 Where are you stuck? You combined the two variable terms on the left-hand side, subtracted the 5 over, and divided through. Then what? Please be specific. Thank you! Eliz.

Where are you stuck? You combined the two variable terms on the left-hand side, subtracted the 5 over, and divided through. Then what? Please be specific. Thank you! Eliz.

L lisamaths New member Joined Sep 5, 2007 Messages 4 Sep 5, 2007 #3 3.5x+5-1.5x=8 3.5x-1.5x=8-5 2x=3 x=3/2 answer

skeeter Senior Member Joined Dec 15, 2005 Messages 2,396 Sep 5, 2007 #4 lisamaths said: 3.5x+5-1.5x=8 3.5x-1.5x=8-5 2x=3 x=3/2 answer Click to expand... you done good again!

lisamaths said: 3.5x+5-1.5x=8 3.5x-1.5x=8-5 2x=3 x=3/2 answer Click to expand... you done good again!