G Guest Guest Oct 2, 2005 #1 I just want someone to check my answer if that is okay. x= -4 x(x-3)+2(x+1) -4(-4-3)+2(-4+1) 16-12+-8+2 4+-8+2 -4+2 -2 Is this correct?

I just want someone to check my answer if that is okay. x= -4 x(x-3)+2(x+1) -4(-4-3)+2(-4+1) 16-12+-8+2 4+-8+2 -4+2 -2 Is this correct?

D Daniel_Feldman Full Member Joined Sep 30, 2005 Messages 252 Oct 2, 2005 #2 Remember order of operations! -4(-4-3)+2(-4+1) 16-12+-8+2 Not quite right here...See below 4+-8+2 -4+2 -2 -4(-4-3), so parentheses first. -4(-4-3)=-4(-7)=28 I'll let you do the rest.

Remember order of operations! -4(-4-3)+2(-4+1) 16-12+-8+2 Not quite right here...See below 4+-8+2 -4+2 -2 -4(-4-3), so parentheses first. -4(-4-3)=-4(-7)=28 I'll let you do the rest.

G Guest Guest Oct 2, 2005 #3 Good point! How about this? x= -4 x(x-3)+2(x+1) -4(-4-3)+2(-4+1) -4(-7)+2(-3) 28+ -6 x=22