Pre-Algebra, 2010
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Please look in your text book for this problem Statement

The equation is .

write

Apply multiplication property of equality: If a = b then .

(Multiply each side by x)

(Cancel common terms)

Apply division property of equality: If a = b then .

(Divide each side by negative 15)

(Cancel common terms)

(The quotient of two same signs is positive)

(Divide: )

Check:

To check the solution, substitute in .

(Divide: )

The value of .

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