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: 36

Answer

x = 11

Work Step by Step

$\frac{-2}{x-1}$ = $\frac{-3}{x+4}$ To solve this equation, we equate the cross products. -2 $\times$ (x + 4) = -3 $\times$ (x-1) Use the distributive property. -2x -8 = -3x + 3 -2x + 3x = 3 + 8 x = 11
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