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 7 - Section 7.1 - Rational Expressions and Their Simplification - Exercise Set - Page 493: 102


False. Change to $\displaystyle \frac{3x+3}{3}=x+1$

Work Step by Step

The expression on the left has been (erroneously) reduced by 3, but 3 is not a factor of the numerator. The statement is false. It would be true if the numerator on the LHS was $3(x+1)=3z+3$
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