Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapter 4 Review Problem Set: 13

Answer

$x=-7$

Work Step by Step

Using cross-multiplication and the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $ \dfrac{4(x+1)}{3}=\dfrac{3x+5}{2} ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 2(4)(x+1)=3(3x+5) \\\\ 8x+8=9x+15 \\\\ 8x-9x=15-8 \\\\ -x=7 \\\\ x=-7 .\end{array}
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