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December 20, 2014

December 20, 2014

Posted by **Tracy** on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 5:56pm.

2x+3y=-2

2x+3y=-2

2x-2x+3y=-2-2x

combine terms.

3y=-2-2x

Divide both sides by 3.

3y/3 = (-2-2x)/3

y = ??

how do you get -2-2x to divide by 3?

I would just leave it as (-2-2x)/3 but if you wish to divide it, divide each number within the parentheses by 3.

-2/3 -(2/3)x

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