Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review Problem Set: 43

Answer

$x=-1$

Work Step by Step

Using the distributive property and then isolating the variable on one side of the equation, we obtain: $-2(4x-1)=-5x+3-2x$ $-8x+2=-5x-2x+3$ $-8x+2=-7x+3$ $-8x+7x=-2+3$ $-x=1$ $x=-1$
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