Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.6 Solving Equations - 9.6 Exercises: 73

Answer

$x=19$

Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $x-17=5-3$. In order to solve, we must first group like terms on the right side. $x-17=5-3=2$ Add 17 to both sides. $x-17+17=2+17$ $x+0=19$ $x=19$
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