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 2.2 - The Multiplication Property of Equality - Exercise Set - Page 130: 51


x= -4

Work Step by Step

6x+14=2x-2 First subtract 14 from both sides. 6x=2x-2-14 6x=2x-16 Then subtract 2x from both sides. 6x-2x=-16 4x=-16 Then divide both sides by 4. 4x$\div$4=-16$\div$4 x=-4 Check the answer. 6(-4)+14=2(-4)-2 -24+14=-8-2 -10=-10
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