Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - The Addition Property of Equality - Exercise Set: 33

Answer

x=-$\frac{21}{4}$

Work Step by Step

Subtract $\frac{3}{4}$ from both sides of the equation to isolate the variable. x+$\frac{3}{4}$=-$\frac{9}{2}$ x=-$\frac{9}{2}$-$\frac{3}{4}$ x=-$\frac{18}{4}$-$\frac{3}{4}$ x=-$\frac{21}{4}$ Check the answer. (-$\frac{21}{4}$)+$\frac{3}{4}$=-$\frac{9}{2}$ -$\frac{18}{4}$=-$\frac{9}{2}$ -$\frac{9}{2}$=-$\frac{9}{2}$
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