Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 60

Answer

x = 2

Work Step by Step

$3 - \frac{1}{2}x$ = 5x - 8 Add $\frac{1}{2}x$ to both sides: 3 = 5x + $\frac{1}{2}x$ - 8 3 = $\frac{11}{2}x$ - 8 Add 8 to both sides: 11 = $\frac{11}{2}x$ Multiply both sides by $\frac{2}{11}$: 2 = x
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