College Algebra (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321671791
ISBN 13: 978-0-32167-179-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Exercises: 56

Answer

$x=\frac{-(a^2+b^2)}{(a-b)}$

Work Step by Step

Bring x to one side and factor out $(a-b)$. $ax-bx=-a^2-b^2$ $x(a-b)=-a^2-b^2$ $x(a-b)=-(a^2+b^2)$ Solve for x. $x=\frac{-(a^2+b^2)}{(a-b)}$
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