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Check my algebra

Posted on 2011-03-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Did I solve this correctly? Thanks.
Solve for a.  s=15  f=12  t=6




The books answer is a=-0.5
Question by:kadin
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(f-s)/t=a/t  << typo here:   (f-s)/t = at/t

Solve for a.  s=15  f=12  t=6

-1/3=a    << 3/6 = 1/2, not 1/3.   1/3 = 2/6

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^no problem with the algebra.  It's 2nd-grade fractions.  :)

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Thanks. You don't know how relieved I am that it is just a simple math error on my part.

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