## 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: 75

#### Answer

$x=-\dfrac{7}{6}$

#### Work Step by Step

Using properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $-12x=14$, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{-12x}{-12}=\dfrac{14}{-12} \\\\ x=\dfrac{14}{-12} \\\\ x=-\dfrac{\cancel{2}\cdot7}{\cancel{2}\cdot6} \\\\ x=-\dfrac{7}{6} .\end{array}

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