Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
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: 53



Work Step by Step

4x+2=3(x-6)+8 First use the distributive property on the parentheses 4x+2=3(x)-3(6)+8 4x+2=3x-18+8 4x+2=3x-10 Then subtract 3x from both sides 4x-3x+2=-10 x+2=-10 Then subtract 2 from both sides x=-10-2 x=-12 Check the answer 4(-12)+2=3(-12-6)+8 -48+2=3(-18)+8 -46=-54+8 -46=-46
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