Feel stupid about this

Jun 2014
24
2
England
Rearrange to make X the subject
Y= -X/4

Normally I know how to do this but i keep getting -X= 4Y note the X has to be positive. Can somebody help:furious:
 
Apr 2014
84
9
norwich
-X/4 is the same as X/(-4)

Try multiplying both sides of the first equation by -4 and see what you get.
 
Jun 2014
24
2
England
I did but all i get is 4Y = -X, the has to be a positive
Note: Thanks i found the solution to it, i misread your answer the first time round.
 
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Apr 2014
84
9
norwich
If you read

Try dividing.....

you didn't misread it. That's what I wrote first but quickly changed it having realised I'd made a mistake.
 

Benit13

Math Team
Apr 2014
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EDIT: Was going to type some advice here but I just read that you got the solution. Nice one :)
 
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Jun 2014
24
2
England
Thanks man really appreciate it ;)