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: 25



Work Step by Step

Multiply both sides of the equation by -5 to isolate the variable. -$\frac{x}{5}=-9$ -$\frac{x(-5)}{5}=-9(-5)$ $x=-9(-5)$ $x=45$ Check the answer. -$\frac{(45)}{5}$=-9 -9=-9
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