### Scribe Post for January 9, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Well I guess I'm the scribe today (: In class we were talking about a few questions . Here are some of the questions we talked about .

1st step: Is to rewrite the question.

2nd step: Group! Then you find the answer.

Here's another question we worked on. -2n=6

I was stumped on this question, and I think I still am, but im going to try my best to explain.

First of all you CAN'T have a negative 'n'! It's like nothing = something, it's not right!

So, you have to change it to a positive. How? You switch negative 'n' to positive and and change the positive 3 to a negative 3.

"If you have a '-n' that is (-1)n. You must multiply each side by (-1)"

(-1) - n = 5 (-1) and that equals: n = (- 5)

Other than the stuff about changing negative n to positive n, there's one more thing that I almost forgot.

1/2n=5 ..&.. n/2=5 : They are the same thing. Just simplify, it makes it easier!

I'm soo sorry if you guys don't like my scribe post :( It was rushed, I'm soo busy. Please let me know if there's any mistakes, because I know there are many! I, myself don't like my scribe post so I'll update it when I have time. I'm sorry if it didn't meet your expectations... I still need to study it, so I can understand it better.

Well, ANYWAYS .. The next scribe is .... Ben, if you didn't already do one.