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 - 2.2 Using the Principles Together - 2.2 Exercise Set: 35

Answer

$a=-\dfrac{25}{2}$

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ -\dfrac{4a}{5}-8=2 $, is \begin{array}{l} -\dfrac{4a}{5}=2+8 \\\\ -\dfrac{4a}{5}=10 \\\\ a=10\cdot\dfrac{-5}{4} \\\\ a=\dfrac{-50}{4} \\\\ a=-\dfrac{25}{2} .\end{array}
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