Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - 1.1 Exercises: 62

Answer

x = -20

Work Step by Step

1. Given: $\frac{x}{5} - \frac{x}{4}$ = 1 2. Multiply both sides by Least Common Denominator: 20($\frac{x}{5} - \frac{x}{4}$) = 1(20) 3. Distribute: 4x - 5x = 20 4. Simplify: -x = 20 x = -20
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