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: 71

Answer

$x=-5$

Work Step by Step

We start with the given equation: $-3.4x=17$. We divide by $-3.4x$ on both sides of the equation in order to get $x$ by itself: $\frac{-3.4x}{-3.4}=\frac{17}{-3.4}$ We simplify the fractions by dividing: $x=-5$
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