Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 112

Answer

Yes, -2 is a solution of the equation.

Work Step by Step

Substitute -2 for x and solve for both sides. 17 - 4(-2) = -2 + 27 17 + 8 = -2 + 27 25 = 25 True, so -2 is a solution of the equation.
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