Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - 1.1 Exercises: 29

Answer

x = -7/8

Work Step by Step

1. Given: -5(x + 1) + 3x + 2 = 6x + 4 2. Apply Distributive Property: -5x - 5 + 3x + 2 = 6x + 4 3. Add and subtract: 8x = -7 4. Divide: x = -7/8 5. Check: -5(-7/8 + 1) + 3(-7/8) + 2 = 6(-7/8) + 4 -5/4 = -5/4, so -7/8 is a solution.
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