Algebra 1, 2011
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 PAGE: 92 SET: Exercises PROBLEM: 38

The equation is .

Apply multiplication property of equality: If a = b then , c ≠ 0.

(Multiply each side by 3)

(Cancel common terms)

(Multiply:  )

Apply subtraction property of equality: If a = b, then .

(Subtract 2 from each side)

(Apply commutative property of addition : a + b = b + a)

(Subtract: )

Check:

To check the solution substitute the value  in original equation.

(Product of two different signs is negative)

(Subtract: )

(Divide: )

The equality is true.

The value of .

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