Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.6 - Solving Equations Containing Decimals - Exercise Set: 33

Answer

x = 1.5

Work Step by Step

8x-5=10x -8 Add 5 to both sides 8x-5 +5=10x -8 +5 8x = 10x -3 Subtract 10x from both sides 8x -10x= 10x -3 -10x -2x = -3 $\frac{-2x}{-2}$=$\frac{-3}{-2}$ x= $\frac{3}{2}$ x= 1.5 Check Replace x with 1.5 8$\times$1.5 -5=10$\times$1.5 -8 12 -5 = 15 - 8 7=7
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