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 2.2 - The Multiplication Property of Equality - Exercise Set: 26

Answer

$x=5$

Work Step by Step

Multiply both sides of the equation by -5 to isolate the variable. -$\frac{x}{5}=-1$ -$\frac{x(-5)}{5}=-1(-5)$ $x=-1(-5)$ $x=5$ Check the asnwer. -$\frac{(5)}{5}$=-1 -1=-1
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