Finite Math and Applied Calculus (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1133607705
ISBN 13: 978-1-13360-770-0

Chapter 0 - Section 0.5 - Solving Polynomial Equations - Exercises: 4

Answer

$$x=\frac{-3}{2}$$

Work Step by Step

$$2x+4=1$$ 1. First, subtract 4 from both sides of the equation to isolate the variable. $2x+4-4=1-4$ $2x=-3$ 2. Then divide 2 from both sides of the equation to isolate x. $2x\div2=-3\div2$ $$x=\frac{-3}{2}$$
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