# Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 - Solving Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set - Page 188: 13

The solution is 8

#### Work Step by Step

35-17=3(x-2) Apply the distributive property 18= 3x-3$\times$ 2 18= 3x-6 Add 6 to both sides 18+6=3x-6+6 Simplify 24=3x Divide both sides by 3 $\frac{24}{3}$ =$\frac{3x}{3}$ 8=x The solution is 8 Check 35-17=3(x-2) 35-17=3(8-2) 35-17=3$\times$ 6 18=18

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