Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.1 - Ratios and Proportions - Problem Set 4.1: 79


This equation is true for every value of x.

Work Step by Step

We need to multiply both sides by 2. (x - 2) = ($\frac{x}{2}$ - 1) $\times$ 2 Use the distributive property. x - 2 = x - 2 Subtract x from both sides. -2 = -2 As we can see, this equation is true for every value of x.
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