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 - Page 94: 37



Work Step by Step

By combining like terms and by using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ 6x+10x=18 $, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 16x=18 \\\\ x=\dfrac{18}{16} \\\\ x=\dfrac{\cancel{2}\cdot9}{\cancel{2}\cdot8} \\\\ x=\dfrac{9}{8} .\end{array}
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