# Help with Algebra

#### cle65

##### New member
Could some one please tutor me in algebra. I don't understand none of algabra. I'm failing my class and I need help with trying to understand problems. For example: 7-(4x-3)=22. I'm having a hard time trying to understand .

#### jonboy

##### Full Member
Do you know or heard of the distributive property?

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
cle65 said:
Could some one please tutor me in algebra. I don't understand none of algabra.
Online tutors can help students work through specific exercises, but this assistance requires that the students have at least a basic grasp of the underlying material, something you indicate is entirely missing. Unfortunately, the volunteers cannot provide the hours of instruction necessary to provide this foundational understanding.

Since you need to start at the beginning and re-study all of algebra, you would probably be best served by hiring a qualified tutor local to your area. If you set aside an hour or two a day to work face-to-face with him, you may, with diligent effort, be able to get caught up to your class in only a few weeks. :wink:

My best wishes to you!

Eliz.

#### Denis

##### Senior Member
cle65 said:
Could some one please tutor me in algebra. I don't understand none of algabra. I'm failing my class and I need help with trying to understand problems. For example: 7-(4x-3)=22. I'm having a hard time trying to understand .
-(4x - 3) means -1(4x - 3) or -1 times (4x - 3) = -4x + 3,
which changes the equation to: 7 - 4x + 3 = 22;