Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 28: 136


Algebraic expression translation: $6x-(-2x)$ Simplified form: $8x$

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ = the unknown number The product of six and a number: $6x$ Negative two times the number: $-2x$ The difference between the product of six and a number and negative two times the number: $6x - (-2x)$ Simplifying gives: $=6x - (-2x) \\=6x+2x \\=8x$
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