Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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

Chapter 8 - Section 8.3 - Polynomial and Rational Functions - Exercise Set: 41

Answer

The solution is -5

Work Step by Step

$\frac{x}{5}$=$\frac{x+2}{3}$ 3x=5(x+2) 3x=5x+10 3x-5x=10 -2x=10 x=-5 The solution is -5 Check Let x=-5 $\frac{x}{5}$=$\frac{x+2}{3}$ $\frac{-5}{5}$=$\frac{-5+2}{3}$ -1=$\frac{-3}{3}$ -1=-1
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