Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 3 - Section 3.2 - Solving Equations: Review of the Addition and Multiplication Properties - Exercise Set - Page 180: 44



Work Step by Step

$35-(-3)=3(x-2)+17\rightarrow$ apply the distributive property $35-(-3)=3x-6+17\rightarrow$simplify $38=3x+11\rightarrow$ subtract 11 from each side $38-11=3x+11-11\rightarrow$ simplify $27=3x\rightarrow$ divide each side by 3 $27\div3=3x\div3\rightarrow$ simplify $9=x$
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