Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - 1.1 Exercises - Page 52: 54


Yes, we would still get the correct solution after simplifying.

Work Step by Step

Even though 12 is not the LCD, 12 is still a "common denominator" because it is a multiple of 6, which is the LCD. Therefore, we would not get the most simplified answer by multiplying the equation by 12, but it would still be correct.
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