# Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 - Solving Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set - Page 189: 41

The solution is 11

#### Work Step by Step

-4 +12 =16x -3 - 15x Simplify to both sides 8 = x -3 Add 3 to both sides 8+3=x-3+3 Simplify 11=x The solution is 11 Check -4 +12 =16x -3 - 15x -4 +12 =16$\times$ 11- 3 - 15$\times$ 11 8 = 176 -3 -165 Simplify 8=8

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