Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Chapter Review - Page 154: 32



Work Step by Step

We first need to get x all on the same side of the equation. Thus, we first subtract 2x on both sides of the equation to get that $m-5x=p$. We need to get the x alone. Thus, we cancel out the addition by subtracting m on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $-5x=p-m$. In order to cancel out multiplication, we use division, so we divide both sides of the equation by -5 to get that $x=\frac{p-m}{-5}$.
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