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: 33

Answer

x = -5/3

Work Step by Step

1. Given: 2(x + 3) = -4(x + 1) 2. Apply Distributive Property: 2x + 6 = -4x - 4 3. Add and subtract:6x = -10 4. Divide: x = -5/3 5. Check: 2(-5/3 + 3) = -4(-5/3 + 1) 8/3 = 8/3, so -5/3 is a solution.
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