Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 3 - Review: 55

Answer

$x=-2$

Work Step by Step

$3(x-4)=5x-8$ $\longrightarrow$distributive property $3x-12=5x-8$ $\longrightarrow$addition property $3x-12-3x+8=5x-8-3x+8$ $\longrightarrow$combinelike terms $-4=2x$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property $-4\div2=2x\div2$ $\longrightarrow$simplify $-2=x$
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