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

This statement is false. The true statement would be: If $3x + 7 = 0$, then $x = -\frac{7}{3}$.
This statement is false. If we solve this equation for $x$, we first subtract $7$ from both sides: $3x = -7$ We then divide each side by $3$: $x = -\frac{7}{3}$ The statement is false because the value for $x$ should be negative. The statement would be true if it read: If $3x + 7 = 0$, then $x = -\frac{7}{3}$.