College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.8 - Solving Basic Equations - P.8 Exercises - Page 60: 30



Work Step by Step

5 $(x+3)+9=-2(x-2)-1$ We distribute: $5x+15+9=-2x+4-1$ And simplify: $5x+24=-2x+3$ Combine $x$ terms: $7x=-21$ And solve for $x$: $x=-3$
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