Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - Review Exercises: Chapter 2: 18

Answer

$x=4$

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ \dfrac{1}{4}x-\dfrac{5}{8}=\dfrac{3}{8} $, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{1}{4}x=\dfrac{3}{8}+\dfrac{5}{8} \\\\ \dfrac{1}{4}x=\dfrac{3+5}{8} \\\\ \dfrac{1}{4}x=\dfrac{8}{8} \\\\ \dfrac{1}{4}x=1 \\\\ x=1(4) \\\\ x=4 .\end{array}
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