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: 4

Answer

$x=-40$

Work Step by Step

Multiply both sides of the equation by -5 to isolate the variable. $\frac{x}{-5}$=8 $\frac{-5x}{-5}$=$8(-5)$ $x=-40$ Check the solution. $\frac{(-40)}{-5}$=8 8=8
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