## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$x=17$
We are given that $1.5(4-x)=1.3(2-x)$. We can first use the distributive property to simplify both sides. $1.5\times(4-x)=1.3\times(2-x)$ $6-1.5x=2.6-1.3x$ Subtract 2.6 from both sides. $3.4-1.5x=-1.3x$ Add 1.5x to both sides. $3.4=.2x$ Divide both sides by .2. $x=17$