Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps - 9.7 Exercises - Page 677: 40



Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+bc$. Therefore, we can use the distributive property to combine like terms. $\frac{3}{8}d-\frac{9}{8}d=(\frac{3}{8}-\frac{9}{8})d=(\frac{3-9}{8})d=(-\frac{6}{8})d=-\frac{3}{4}d$
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