Posted by **jonathan** on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:06pm.

5-(t+3)=-1+2(t+3)

I don't know how to do it.

I need help going over the steps

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:10pm
You need to get t on one side.

remove the ( )

5-t-3=-1+2t+6

UNDERSTAND that step, most beginning students err there.

Then, add t to both sides

5-3=-1+3t+6

subtract 5 from both sides.-3=3t

t=-1

now go back to the original, put for t -1, and see if it checks.

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**jonathan**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:13pm
The book says it's 3..

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