Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises: 1

Answer

$x=-\dfrac{9}{5}$

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ -(8+3x)+5=2x+6 ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -8-3x+5=2x+6 \\\\ -3x-2x=6+8-5 \\\\ -5x=9 \\\\ x=\dfrac{9}{-5} \\\\ x=-\dfrac{9}{5} .\end{array}
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