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: 8



Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $4(x-11)+3x=20x-31$. In order to solve, first use the distributive property to simplify the left side. $4x-44+3x=20x-31$ $7x-44=20x-31$ Add 31 to both sides. $7x-13=20x$ Subtract 7x from both sides. $13x=-13$ Divide both sides by 13. $x=-1$
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