College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Assess Your Understanding: 72

Answer

$x=\frac{b-1}{-a}$

Work Step by Step

$1-ax=b$ for $a\ne0$ First, we subtract both sides by 1. $1-1-ax=b-1$ $-ax=b-1$ Now, we divide both sides by -a. $\frac{-ax}{-a}=\frac{b-1}{-a}$ $x=\frac{b-1}{-a}$
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