Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 24

Answer

y = -3

Work Step by Step

$\frac{3(y + 3)}{5}$ = 2y + 6 Distribute: $\frac{3y + 9}{5}$ = 2y + 6 Multiply both sides by 5: 3y + 9 = 5(2y + 6) Distribute: 3y + 9 = 10y + 30 Subtract 10y and 9 from both sides: -7y = 21 Divide both sides by -7: y = -3
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