Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - The Addition Property of Equality - Exercise Set - Page 120: 23



Work Step by Step

Subtract $\frac{1}{3}$ from both sides of the equation to isolate the variable. x+$\frac{1}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$ x=$\frac{7}{3}$-$\frac{1}{3}$ x=$\frac{6}{3}$ x=2 Check the answer. 2+$\frac{1}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$ $\frac{6}{3}$+$\frac{1}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$ $\frac{7}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$
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