# Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-3 Solving Multi-Step Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 99: 58

$x=-5$

#### Work Step by Step

$-\frac{1}{2} (5x-9)=17$ (multiply both sides by -2) $5x-9=-34$ (add 9 to both sides) $5x=-25$ (divide both sides by 5 to isolate the variable) $x=-5$

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