Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 4 - Quadratic Functions - 4.5 Solving Equations by Factoring - 4.5 Exercises - Page 362: 92



Work Step by Step

Subtract $24$ from each side to obtain: \begin{align*} 5x+24-24&=-16-24\\ 5x&=-40 \end{align*} Divide $5$ on both sides to obtain: $$x=-8$$ Therefore, the solution is $x=-8$.
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