Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Equations - 1.5 Exercises: 16


$3+\frac{1}{3}x=5$ Solution: $x=6$

Work Step by Step

1. $3+\frac{1}{3}x = 5$ 2. Subtract 3 from each side:$\frac{1}{3}x = 2$ 3. Divide each side by $\frac{1}{3}$ (equivalent to multiplying each side by 3): $x=\frac{2}{\frac{1}{3}}=6$
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