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## Alice tried to solve the equation. What was her mistake? -1/4(x – 12) = -1 -1/4x = 11 x = -44

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Alice tried to solve the equation. What was her mistake?

-1/4(x – 12) = -1

-1/4x = 11

x = -44

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2021-08-20T21:37:26+00:00
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## Answers ( )

She forgot to distribute the -1/4 to the -12

she didn’t multiply -1/4 by 12 in order to get -1/4x + 3 = -1

which would change her answer, because then you have to subtract 3 from -1 and get -4. Then divide -1/4 & get 16. It changed to positive because of the division & multiplication rule with two negative numbers.

Hope this helps.