College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - Exercise Set 1.2: 22

Answer

$x = -20$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{x}{2} = \frac{3x}{4} + 5$ Take LCD $\frac{x}{2} = \frac{3x+20}{4} $ Multiply both sides by 4 to clear fractions. $4(\frac{x}{2}) = 4( \frac{3x+20}{4}) $ $2x = 3x+20 $ Combine like terms $-20 = 3x -2x$ $-20 = x$ $x = -20$
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