Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Section 3.1 - Graphing Equations - Exercise Set - Page 126: 55



Work Step by Step

We are given that $3(x-2)+5x=6x-16$. In order to solve for x, we must first simplify the left side using the distributive property. $3x-6+5x=6x-16$ Group like terms on the left side. $8x-6=6x-16$ Add 16 to both sides. $8x+10=6x$ Subtract 8x from both sides. $10=-2x$ Divide both sides by -2. $x=-5$
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