Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review Problem Set - Page 186: 27



Work Step by Step

To solve this equation, we will first collect the variable and the constants on the opposite sides of the equality sign. Then, we will perform arithmetic operations on the resultant equation: $-5x+2=22$ $-5x=22-2$ $-5x=20$ $x=\frac{20}{-5}$ $x=-4$ Therefore, the solution set is {$-4$}.
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