## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set - Page 55: 18

#### Answer

$x=-1$

#### Work Step by Step

We are given that $2(4x+3)=7x+5$. In order to solve for x, we can first use the distributive property to simplify the left side. $2\times(4x+3)=8x+6=7x+5$ Subtract 5 from both sides. $8x+1=7x$ Subtract 8x from both sides. $1=-x$ Divide both sides by -1. $x=-1$

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