Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 19


x = 2

Work Step by Step

$\frac{3}{4}x - \frac{1}{2} = 1$ Add $\frac{1}{2}$ to both sides: $\frac{3}{4}x = 1 \frac{1}{2}$ Multiply both sides by reciprocal of coefficient, $\frac{4}{3}$: $\frac{4}{3}(\frac{3}{4}x) = (1 \frac{1}{2})\frac{4}{3}$ Simplify: x = $(\frac{3}{2})\frac{4}{3}$ x = 2
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