## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.1 Solving Equations - 2.1 Exercise Set: 16

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#### Work Step by Step

Substituting $x=-1$ to the given equation, $-4+x=5x$, then \begin{array}{l} -4+(-1)=5(-1) \\\\ -4-1=-5 \\\\ -5=-5 \text{ (TRUE)} .\end{array} Since the solution above ended with a $\text{ TRUE }$ statement, then the given value of the variable is $\text{ a solution }$ to the given equation.

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