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# When solving a negative one over eight (x + 35) = -7, what is the correct sequence of operations?

Multiply each side by negative one over eight , add 35 to each side

Multiply each side by negative one over eight , subtract 35 from each side

Multiply each side by -8, subtract 35 from each side

Multiply each side by -8, add 35 to each side

**Solution:**

The given equation is

-1/ 8 × (x + 35) = -7

Let us multiply each side by -8

-1/ 8 × (x + 35) × -8 = - 7 × -8

By further calculation

x + 35 = 56

Now subtract 35 from each side

x + 35 - 35 = 56 - 35

So we get

x = 56 - 35

x = 21

Therefore, the correct sequence of operations is to multiply each side by -8, subtract 35 from each side.

## When solving a negative one over eight (x + 35) = -7, what is the correct sequence of operations?

**Summary:**

When solving a negative one over eight (x + 35) = -7, the correct sequence of operations is to multiply each side by -8, subtract 35 from each side.

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