Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set: 19

Answer

$x=-9$

Work Step by Step

We are given that $3(x-6)=5x$. In order to solve for x, we can first use the distributive property to simplify the left side. $3\times(x-6)=3x-18=5x$ Subtract 3x from both sides. $-18=2x$ Divide both sides by 2. $x=-9$
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