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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.1 Solving Equations - 2.1 Exercise Set - Page 87: 59



Work Step by Step

Multiplying both sides by $ -6 $, then the solution to the given equation, $ \dfrac{-x}{6}=9 $, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -6\cdot\dfrac{-x}{6}=9\cdot(-6) \\\\ \dfrac{6x}{6}=-54 \\\\ x=-54 .\end{array}
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