Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - 1.1 Exercises: 10

Answer

No, -2 is not a solution, because the equations on each side do not equal each other with x = -2.

Work Step by Step

Substituting -2 into the equation, we get 5(-2 + 4) - 3(-2 + 6) = 9(-2 + 1), which simplifies to -2 = -9, so the statement is false and -2 cannot be a solution.
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