College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Assess Your Understanding: 28

Answer

$x=1\frac{2}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$3(2-x)=2x-1$ $\longrightarrow$distributive property $6-3x=2x-1$ $\longrightarrow$addition property of equality $6-3x+3x+1=2x-1+3x+1$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $7=5x$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property of equality $7\div5=5x\div5$ $\longrightarrow$simplify $1\frac{2}{5}=x$
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