Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Section 3.2 - Integrated Review - Expressions and Equations: 23

Answer

$x=-5$

Work Step by Step

$-6+2=4x+1-3x\rightarrow$ subtract 1 from each side $-6+2-1=4x+1-3x-1\rightarrow$ combine like terms $-5=x$ Check by substituting -5 for x. Simplify. $-6+2=4(-5)+1-3(-5)$ $-6+2=-20+1-(-15)$ $-4=-4\ \surd$
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