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: 29

Answer

$x=-\frac{3}{4}$

Work Step by Step

$2(1-x)=3(1+2x)+5\displaystyle$ We distribute: $2-2x=3+6x+5$ And simplify: $2-2x=8+6x$ Combine $x$ terms: $-6=8x$ And solve for $x$: $x=-\frac{3}{4}$
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