Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 6 - Algebra: Equations and Inequalities - 6.3 Applications of Linear Equations - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 6

Answer

Fill the blanks with ... subtract b, ... ... divide with m.

Work Step by Step

We need to isolate x on one side of the equation. On the RHS, the term "+b" is removed by subtracting b from both sides. The resulting equation is $y-b=mx.$ Now, m is removed from x by dividing both sides with m: $\displaystyle \frac{y-b}{m}=x.$ Fill the blanks with ... subtract b, ... ... divide with m.
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