Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set - Page 56: 81b



Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $4(x+1)+1=-7$. We can simplify the left side by using the distributive property. $4x+4+1=-7$ Combine like terms on the left side. $4x+5=-7$ Subtract 5 from both sides. $4x=-12$ Divide both sides by 4. $x=-3$
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