Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.6 - Solving Equations Containing Decimals - Exercise Set: 62

Answer

x= -8.58

Work Step by Step

6(x+1.43)=5x Use the distributive property 6x +6$\times$1.43 = 5x 6x + 8.58=5x 6x + 8.58 -8.58=5x -8.58 6x = 5x -8.58 6x -5x= 5x -8.58 -5x x=-8.58 Check Replace x with -8.58 6(x+1.43)=5x 6(-8.58+1.43)=5(-8.58) 6(-7.15 )=-42.90 -42.90=-42.90
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