Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.2 - Equations and Problem Solving - Problem Set 3.2: 39

Answer

$x=-\dfrac{12}{5}$

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $ 29=-7-15x ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 15x+29=-7\\\\ 15x=-7-29 \\\\ 15x=-36 \\\\ x=\dfrac{-36}{15} \\\\ x=\dfrac{\cancel{3}\cdot(-12)}{\cancel{3}\cdot5} \\\\ x=\dfrac{-12}{5} \\\\ x=-\dfrac{12}{5} .\end{array}
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.