### February 4, 2009 Scribe Post

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Transposing
Definition? - to bring (a term) from one side of an equation to the other, with corresponding change of sign.

What is that??!! Here's a few examples.

What do you notice here? Where did the letter "x" (variable) go? Where did the constant go?
Well, the variable went to the left side of the equal sign and the constant on the right side. What did we really do? We simply placed all the constant on one side and the variable on the other.
Here's another example:

Okay, it's a bit messy but it's the best I can do. But here you can see the constant and variable getting separated into different sides of the equal sign. If you notice, after the transposing, it becomes a 1 step equation. Easy marks dudes and dudedettes.
Here's a rule or something you can keep in mind to help you:
Letter to the left,
Number to the right,
and just keep in balance,

Now try it for yourself!
-2k +19 = 3k -1

Alright fellas. Oh and ALWAYS VERIFY until Mr.Harbeck says so.