Algebra 1

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

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Chapter Review - 2-5 Literal Equations and Formulas - Page 154: 30



Work Step by Step

We are trying to isolate $x$ in the equation $ax+bx=-c$ To do this, first, we must factor out the $x$ using the distributive property: $x(a+b)=-c$ Next, we divide by $a+b$ to isolate $x$: $\frac{-c}{a+b}=-\frac{c}{a+b}$
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