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 2.2 - The Multiplication Property of Equality - Exercise Set: 14

Answer

x=-$\frac{1}{2}$

Work Step by Step

Divide both sides by -8 to isolate the variable. $-8x=4$ $\frac{-8x}{-8}$=$\frac{4}{-8}$ x=-$\frac{4}{8}=-\frac{4\div4}{8\div4}$ x=-$\frac{1}{2}$ Check the answer. -8(-$\frac{1}{2}$)=4 $\frac{8(1)}{2}$=4 $\frac{8}{2}$=4 4=4
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