Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set: 6

Answer

5(x + (-2)) = 6x; x = -10

Work Step by Step

"Five times the sum of a number and -1" translates to 5(x + (-1)). "6 times the number" translates to 6x. The expression is: 5(x + (-2)) = 6x Solve for x: 5x - 10 = 6x -10 = x
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