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can someone help me solve this problem
-x/2+4=12
i got x=-16 but that didn't seem to be right

• math -

That's correct. Here's the check:

-(-16)/2 + 4 = 12
16/2 + 4 = 12
8 + 4 = 12
12 = 12

• math -

-x/2 + 4 = 12
so: -x/2 = 8
so: -x = 16
so x=-16

You can check this by filling in -16 in the equation:

-(-16)/2 + 4 = 16/2 + 4 = 8 + 4 = 12

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thanks

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