Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Mixed Review Exercises - Page 700: 20



Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $2z-7z=-15$. In order to solve, we must first combine like terms on the left side. $2z-7z=(2-7)z=-5z=-15$ Divide both sides by -5. $\frac{-5z}{-5}=\frac{-15}{-5}$ Therefore, $z=3$.
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