Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - The Additon Property of Equality - Exercise Set: 19

Answer

n = 2

Work Step by Step

-5(n - 2) = 8 - 4n Apply distributive property: -5(n) - 5(-2) = 8 - 4n -5n + 10 = 8 - 4n Add 5n to both sides: 10 = 8 + n Subtract 8 from both sides: 2 = n Check: -5(2 - 2) = 8 - 4(2) -5(0) = 8 - 8 0 = 0
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