Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - Get Ready! - Page 161: 18



Work Step by Step

We need to get the x alone. Thus, we cancel out the addition by subtracting 6 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $-18=3/4x$. x is being multiplied by 3/4, a fraction, so we multiply by the reciprocal, 4/3, on both sides of the equation to obtain that $x=-24$. We plug -24 in for x and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.
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