Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-6 Ratios, Rates, and Conversions - Mixed Review - Page 123: 51



Work Step by Step

We need to get the x alone, so we cancel out the subtraction by adding 8 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $-2/3x=-4$. We cancel out the fact that x is being multiplied by a fraction by multiplying by the reciprocal of -2/3, so we multiply both sides by -3/2 to get that x=6. We plug 6 in for x and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.
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