College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - Exercise Set 1.7 - Page 196: 48



Work Step by Step

$ 3(x-8)-2(10-x)\gt 5(x-1)\qquad$ ... distribute $ 3x-24-20+2x\gt 5x-5\qquad$ ... simplify $ 5x-44\gt 5x-5\qquad$ ... add $44-5x $ to both sides $-44\gt-5$ This is not true for any real $x$. The solution set is the empty set, $\emptyset$.
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