Algebra 1

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

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



Work Step by Step

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