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: 71



Work Step by Step

$-3(x+9)-41=4-60\rightarrow$ apply distributive property $-3x-27-41=4-60\rightarrow$ simplfy $-3x-68=-56\rightarrow$ add 68 to each side $-3x-68+68=-56+68\rightarrow$ simplify $-3x=12\rightarrow$ divide each side by -3 $-3x\div-3=12\div-3\rightarrow$ simplify $x=-4$
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