## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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# Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 - Solving Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set - Page 189: 31

#### Answer

The solution is 270

#### Work Step by Step

-20-(-50)=$\frac{x}{9}$ Simplify -20 +50=$\frac{x}{9}$ 30=$\frac{x}{9}$ Multiply both sides by 9 30$\times$9=$\frac{x}{9}$9 270=x The solution is 270 Check -20-(-50)=$\frac{x}{9}$ Replace x with 270 -20-(-50)=$\frac{270}{9}$ Simplify -20+50= 30 30=30

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