how do i sove this problem -12q+4=8q-6


First you want to get the variable isolated on one side. To do that, you can do one of two things. We'll put the variable on the right side. You need to put the -12q on the right. Do you know how to do that? You have to add -12 q to both sides. The addition and subtraction cancel each other out on the left side so your left with 4 and on the right you now have

You can combine the q's now and come up with 20q-6 on the right side. Now you need to get rid of the 6. JUst like before, you need to add 6 to both sides. The subtration and addition cancel each other out. So on the left you have 4+6 and on the right you have 20q

4+6=10 so you have the equation


Divide both sides by twenty...

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 146

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    Factor Completely: I am really confused on how to start it. 12q^5w^2-36q^4w^3-120q^3w^4 Help please. :) Factor out 12q^3w^2: 12q^3w^2(q^2 - 3qw - 10w^2) Can we factor further? Yes. q^2 - 3qw - 10w^2 factors are (q - 5w)(q + 2w).

    asked by Teresa on January 28, 2007
  2. math polynomials

    Simplify 4q^2-5q-1+8q^2+8q-9 A. -4q^2+3q+8 B. 12q^2+3q-10 C. -12q^2-13q-10 D. -4q^2-13q+8 I'm pretty sure its B. 12q^2+3q-10 Add (4x-2y) + (7x-5y) A. 11x+3y B. 11x-7y C. -3x+3y D. -3x-7y I think this one is B. 11x-7y, also.

    asked by Brittany on April 3, 2011
  3. math

    How can I solve this problem by subtract (1) -2.3-(-8.8) How can I sove this problem by multiply (2) (1.3)(10)(-4)

    asked by PJ on September 18, 2008
  4. math,

    how would i sove this problem? x^6 + 3x^3 + 2 = 0

    asked by chrissy on August 6, 2009
  5. Math

    When would you make a list to sove a problem?

    asked by Brad on September 2, 2010
  6. math

    my 10 yr old son brought home work about stem and leaf plots. i have no idea what it is or how to sove the problem. the problem asked is what is the least number of dogs at a dog show and i don't know how to read the graph

    asked by confused mom on September 10, 2007
  7. Urgent Math please check

    Very Important I can get someone to check these for me... I have to get an A, and I was wondering if someone could double check these for me. I am about 95% sure they are right, but just need a fresh set of eyes. I know I've been

    asked by Brittany on April 2, 2011
  8. Polynomial- Doublecheck2

    I asked this earlier, but I didn't get an answer. I'm glad though, because I found a couple of typos. I can get someone to check these for me... I have to get an A, and I was wondering if someone could double check these for me. I

    asked by Brittany on April 3, 2011
  9. math

    Jill has four of her five game scores: 8,6,6,3 Her average schore for the five games is 6 points. What is the fifth game score? Write an equation to help sove the problem.

    asked by DK on September 26, 2011
  10. Math

    How would you solve this problem?: x2 + y2 = 25 x2 - y = 5 You have to solve for one variable either by substitution or elimination method and then use the answer to plug it in one of the equations to get the other variable. I've

    asked by . on November 22, 2009

More Similar Questions