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 181: 107



Work Step by Step

$\frac{x}{-2}=5^2-|-10|-(-9)\rightarrow$ absolute value of -10 is 10 $\frac{x}{-2}=5^2-10-(-9)\rightarrow$ simplify $\frac{x}{-2}=25-10-(-9)\rightarrow$ simplify $\frac{x}{-2}=24\rightarrow$ multiply both sides by -2 $\frac{x}{-2}\times-2=24\times-2\rightarrow$ simplify $x=-48$
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