Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Integrated Review - Solving Linear Equations: 25

Answer

z = $\frac{9}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{2(z + 3)}{3}$ = 5 - z Distribute: $\frac{2z + 6}{3}$ = 5 - z Multiply both sides by 3: 2z + 6 = 3(5 - z) Distribute: 2z + 6 = 15 - 3z Add 3z to both sides: 5z + 6 = 15 Subtract 6 from both sides: 5z = 9 Divide both sides by 5: z = $\frac{9}{5}$
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