## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

x=$\frac{11}{3}$
$3x-2=9$ First add 2 to both sides. $3x=9+2$ $3x=11$ Then divide both sides by 3. $\frac{3x}{3}$=$\frac{11}{3}$ x=$\frac{11}{3}$ Check the answer. 3($\frac{11}{3}$)-2=9 11-2=9 9=9