Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-5 Standard Form - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 326: 35



Work Step by Step

In order to write the equation in standard form, we must get y and x on the same side of the equation: $2/3x+y=-1$ x, however, is being multiplied by 2/3. Because we want this equation to be in standard form using integers, we multiply both sides of the equation by 3 to obtain: $2x+3y=-3$
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