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One-Variable Equations

Solving Multi-Step Equations

Exercise 1.5

Solution

a We can solve the equation by distributing to the terms in the parentheses.
Let's now isolate using inverse operations.
b We can solve the equation by distributing to the terms in the parentheses and then isolating
We can now either choose to answer as a fraction or calculate the quotient.
c To begin solving this equation, we distribute to each term in the parentheses on the left-hand side. Then we continue solving with inverse operations.

Hint

a

Distribute the factor in front of the parentheses to the terms inside.

b

Distribute the factor in front of the parentheses to the terms inside.

c

Distribute the factor in front of the parentheses to the terms inside.

Answer

a

b

c