Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.1 - Solving First-Degree Equations - Problem Set 3.1 - Page 100: 57



Work Step by Step

Multiplying both sides by the $LCD= 24 ,$ and using the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $ -\dfrac{4}{3}x=-\dfrac{9}{8} ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 8(-4x)=3(-9) \\\\ -32x=-27 \\\\ x=\dfrac{-27}{-32} \\\\ x=\dfrac{27}{32} .\end{array}
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