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: 35

Answer

x = -1/2

Work Step by Step

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