Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Appendix D - Exercise Set - Page 995: 41



Work Step by Step

You will need to cross multiply and create two seperate equations. 2x+1/5=3x-7/3 3(2x+1)=5(3x-7) 6x+3=15x-35 6x+3-3=15x-35-3 6x=15x-38 6x-15x=15x-15x-38 -9x=-38 -9x/-9=-38/-9 x=-38/9 and 2x+1/5=-3x+7/-3 (-3)2x+1=(5)-3x+7 -6x-3=-15x-35 -6x+15x-3=-15x+15x-35 -9x-3=-35 -9x-3+3=-35+3 -9x=-32 -9x/-9=-32/-9 x=-32/9
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