Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 6 - Algebra: Equations and Inequalities - 6.2 Linear Equations in One Variable and Proportions - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 362: 12


False 2x+5=0 is equivalent to 2x=-5

Work Step by Step

2x+5=0 To obtain just 2x on the left-hand side, deduct 5 from both sides. 2x+5-5=0-5 Simplify. 2x=-5 2x=-5 is the correct equivalent equation, the equation given in the statement is wrong, thus the statement is false.
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