Algebra 1

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ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-4 Solving Multi-Step Inequalities - Lesson Check - Page 189: 7


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 $x-3\leq5$. Further simplifying this inequality through adding 5 to each side does not require using the distributive property.
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