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 1.4 - Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set - Page 50: 10


The solution set is $\left\{8\right\}$.

Work Step by Step

Subtract $2x$ and subtract $5$ from both sides. $3x+5-2x-5=2x+13-2x-5 \\x=8$ Check: $3(8)+5\stackrel{?}{=}2(8)+13 \\24+5\stackrel{?}{=}16+13 \\29 \stackrel{\checkmark}{=}29$ The solution set is $\left\{8\right\}$.
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