What step would you take to solve the equation below?

What step would you take to solve the equation below.

-2x = -16

Add -2 to both sides of the equation.

Multiply both sides of the equation by -2.

Divide both sides of the equation by -2.

None of the above describe the proper way to solve this equation.

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Which of the following correctly describes the process for solving this equation for x.

2x + 18 = 12

Subtract 18 from both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2.

Add 18 to both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2.

Divide 2x and 12 by 2 and then subtract 18.

None of the above describe the proper way to solve this equation.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1) divide both by -2

    2)Subtract 18 from both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2.

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  • Ramon
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Divide both sides of the equation by -2.

    -2x = -16

    x=8

    Subtract 18 from both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2.

    2x+18=12

    2x= -6

    x= -3

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  • What step would you take to solve the equation below.

    -2x = -16

    Add -2 to both sides of the equation.

    Multiply both sides of the equation by -2.

    Divide both sides of the equation by -2. <---- Correct Answer

    None of the above describe the proper way to solve this equation.

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    Which of the following correctly describes the process for solving this equation for x.

    2x + 18 = 12

    Subtract 18 from both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2. <----- Correct Answer

    Add 18 to both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2.

    Divide 2x and 12 by 2 and then subtract 18.

    None of the above describe the proper way to solve this equation.

    If you want to know how I got the answers, just let me know.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Divide both sides of the equation by -2.

    Subtract 18 from both sides of the equation and then divide both sides by 2.

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  • Karen
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Divide both sides by -2

    Subtract 18 from both sides of the equation and then divice both sides by 2

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  • 1 decade ago

    - 2x = - 16

    - x = - 8

    or

    x = 8.

    2x + 18 = 12

    2x = - 6

    x = - 3.

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