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: 31



Work Step by Step

$\frac{3}{2}x+2=\frac{1}{2}-\frac{1}{2}x$ $\longrightarrow$ addition property of equality $\frac{3}{2}x+2-2+\frac{1}{2}x=\frac{1}{2}-\frac{1}{2}x-2+\frac{1}{2}x$ $\longrightarrow$ combine like terms $2x=-\frac{3}{2}$ $\longrightarrow$ multiplication property of equality $2x\div2=-\frac{3}{2}\div2$ $\longrightarrow$ simplify $x=-\frac{3}{4}$
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