Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
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Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-4 Solving Multi-Step Inequalities - Lesson Check: 7

Answer

It can be solved without the distributive property.

Work Step by Step

You can divide each side of the inequality by 2 as the first step, leaving x−3≤5. Further simplifying this inequality through adding 5 to each side does not require using the distributive property.
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