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: 53


y= -6

Work Step by Step

-3y-1=5-2y First add 1 to both sides. -3y=5+1-2y -3y=6-2y Then add 2y to both sides. -3y+2y=6 -y=6 Then multiply both sides by -1. -y(-1)=6(-1) y=-6 Check the answer. -3(-6)-1=5-2(-6) 18-1=5-(-12) 17=5+12 17=17
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