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 - 2.5 Problem Solving - 2.5 Exercise Set - Page 122: 12



Work Step by Step

In order to solve this problem, we first translate the words into a mathematical expression, and then we solve. Doing this, we find: $$2(4+3x)=34 \\4+3x=17 \\ 3x=13 \\ x=\frac{13}{3}$$
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