Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 1 - Summary Exercises - Reviewing a Chapter - Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities - Page 122: 24



Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $\frac{x}{6}-\frac{3x}{5}=x-86$. In order to solve, multiply all terms by 30 (the greatest common denominator of all terms). $5x-18x=30x-2580$ $-13x=30x-2580$ Subtract 30x from both sides. $-43x=-2580$ Divide by -43. $x=60$
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