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: 7


2x * 3 = 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$; x = -$\frac{3}{4}$

Work Step by Step

"The product of twice a number and three" translates to 2x * 3. "the difference of five times the number and $\frac{3}{4}$" translates to 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$. The equation is: 2x * 3 = 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$ Solve for x: 6x = 5x - $\frac{3}{4}$ x = -$\frac{3}{4}$
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