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: 72

Answer

$x=-6$

Work Step by Step

$-4(x+7)-30=3-37\rightarrow$ apply distributive property $-4x-28-30=-34\rightarrow$ simplify $-4x-58=-34\rightarrow$ add 58 to each side $-4x-58+58=-34+58\rightarrow$ simplify $-4x=24\rightarrow$ divide each side by -4 $-4x\div-4=24\div-4\rightarrow$ simplify $x=-6$
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