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 2.5 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Exercise Set - Page 167: 55


This statement is false. The true statement should read: $$x - 10 = 160$$

Work Step by Step

This statement is false because we want to subtract $10$ from Bill's weight, $x$, not Bill's weight, $x$, from $10$. To make the statement true, we need to subtract $10$ pounds from Bill's weight. The new equation should read: $$x - 10 = 160$$
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