Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.6 Solving Equations - 9.6 Exercises - Page 669: 28



Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $x+\frac{1}{2}=4$. Subtract $\frac{1}{2}$ from both sides. $x+\frac{1}{2}-\frac{1}{2}=4-\frac{1}{2}$ $x+0=4-\frac{1}{2}=\frac{8}{2}-\frac{1}{2}=\frac{8-1}{2}=\frac{7}{2}$ $x+0=\frac{7}{2}$ Therefore, $x=\frac{7}{2}$.
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