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 - Page 130: 18



Work Step by Step

Multiply both sides by $\frac{4}{3}$ to isolate the variable. $\frac{3}{4}$y=15 $\frac{4(3)y}{3(4)}$=$\frac{15(4)}{3}$ $y=\frac{60}{3}=\frac{60\div3}{3\div3}$ $y=20$ Check the answer. $\frac{3}{4}$(20)=15 $\frac{3(20)}{4}$=15 $\frac{60}{4}$=15 15=15
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