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 2.3 - Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set - Page 141: 24



Work Step by Step

5x-4(x+9)=2x-3 5x-4(x)-4(9)=2x-3 5x-4x-36=2x-3 x-36=2x-3 x-2x-36=-3 -x-36=-3 -x=-3+36 -x=33 -x(-1)=33(-1) x=-33 Check the answer. 5(-33)-4(-33+9)=2(-33)-3 -165-4(-24)=-66-3 -165+96=-69 -69=-69
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