Posted by amy on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:51am.
if anyone can help explain what im doing wrong, id appreciate it. thanks.
4x+3=3+2x+14
4x=3=11=2x
4x 4x
3=11+6x
11 11
x=6

Math 012  Ms. Sue, Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11:32am
I don't know what you did in your first step with 3 equal signs.
4x+3=3+2x+14
Combine like terms:
4x  2x + 3  3 = 3 + 2x  2x + 14
2x = 8
x = 4 
Math 012  Correction  Ms. Sue, Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 12:09pm
4x  2x + 3  3 = 3 + 3 + 2x  2x + 14