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: 42



Work Step by Step

Step 1. Combine like terms on the right side of the equation. $-48=m-5m=(1-5)m=-4m$ Step 2. Divide both sides by -4. $\frac{-48}{-4}=\frac{-4m}{-4}$ $m=12$
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