Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set: 5

Answer

2(x - 8) = 3(x + 3); x = -25

Work Step by Step

"Twice the difference of a number and 8" translates to 2(x - 8). "three times the sum of the number and 3" translates to 3(x + 3). Therefore, the expression is: 2(x - 8) = 3(x + 3) Solve for x: 2x - 16 = 3x + 9 -16 = x + 9 -25 = x
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