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Posted by on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:58am.

-2x-3=2
-2x-3_3=2+3
-2x=5
x=-5/2

Shouldn't there be another step? Why is the answer -5/2 and not -2.5?

  • Algebra - , Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:00am

    -5/2 is the same is -2.5. One is expressed as a fraction and the other is its decimal equivalent.

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