Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - The Multiplication Property of Equality - Practice: 6

Answer

y = $\frac{18}{25}$

Work Step by Step

$-\frac{5}{6}y = -\frac{3}{5}$ Multiply each side by the reciprocal of the variable's coefficient, $-\frac{6}{5}$: $(-\frac{6}{5})(-\frac{5}{6}y) = (-\frac{3}{5})(-\frac{6}{5})$ Simplify: y = $\frac{18}{25}$ Check with substitution: $-\frac{5}{6}(\frac{18}{25}) = -\frac{3}{5}$ $-\frac{3}{5} = -\frac{3}{5}$
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