Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set - Page 31: 143


Makes sense.

Work Step by Step

In order to determine whether a number is a solution to an equation, you need to substitute the variable with the number, perform the indicated operations to check whether LHS=RHS. $8\displaystyle \cdot\frac{3}{2}=12(\frac{3}{2}-\frac{1}{2})$ will involve multiplication and subtraction of fractions. Makes sense.
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