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: 40

Answer

$ x = 7$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{2x+1}{3} + 16 = 3x$ $\frac{2x+1}{3} + 16 - 16 = 3x - 16$ $\frac{2x+1}{3} = 3x - 16$ $\frac{2x+1}{3} \times 3 = (3x - 16) \times 3$ $2x + 1 = 9x - 48$ $2x - 9x = -48 - 1$ $ - 7x = -49$ $ \frac{-7x}{-7} = \frac{-49}{-7}$ $x = 7$
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