Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-3 Solving Multi-Step Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 99: 56



Work Step by Step

(You are asked to correct the solution given. When distributing 8 on the left side over the 3x/8 -1, you get 3x - 8 not 3x - 1. The 8 must be distributed over both values in the parentheses.) $\frac{3x}{8}-1=\frac{5}{8}$ $8(\frac{3x}{8}-1)=(\frac{5}{8})8$ $3x-8=5$
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