Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Solving Linear Equations - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 49: 5


Simplify the left side by distributing $3$ to each term of $(x-2)$.

Work Step by Step

The left side of the given equation is not yet simplified. To solve this equation, the left side must first be simplified by distributing $3$ to obtain: $7+3x-6=2x+10 \\3x+1=2x+20$ Thus, the first step in solving the given equation is to simplify the left side by distributing $3$ to each term of $x-2$..
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