Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps - 9.7 Exercises: 42

Answer

$m=12$

Work Step by Step

Step 1. Combine like terms on the right side of the equation. $-48=m-5m=(1-5)m=-4m$ Step 2. Divide both sides by -4. $\frac{-48}{-4}=\frac{-4m}{-4}$ $m=12$
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