College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Assess Your Understanding - Page 90: 29



Work Step by Step

$8x-(3x+2)=3x-10$ $\longrightarrow$ distributive property $8x-3x-2=3x-10$ $\longrightarrow$ combine like terms $5x-2=3x-10$ $\longrightarrow$ addition property of equality $5x-2+2-3x=3x-10+2-3x$ $\longrightarrow$ combine like terms $2x=-8$ $\longrightarrow$ multiplication property of equality $2x\div2=-8\div2$ $\longrightarrow$ simplify $x=-4$
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