College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.8 - Solving Basic Equations - P.8 Exercises: 22

Answer

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

Work Step by Step

Add $2x$ to both sides to obtain: $2x+3+2x=5-2x+2x \\4x+3=5$ Subtract $3$ to both sides to obtain: $4x+3-3=5-3 \\4x=2$ Divide $4$ to both sides to obtain: $x =\frac{2}{4} \\x=\frac{1}{2}$
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