Solve for x: 10(x + 1) = 2x - 7

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Solve for x: 10(x + 1) = 2x - 7

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Answer:Simplifying

x = -2.125

Step-by-step explanation:Add '-10' to each side of the equation.

10 + -10 + 8x = -7 + -10

Combine like terms: 10 + -10 = 0

0 + 8x = -7 + -10

8x = -7 + -10

Combine like terms: -7 + -10 = -17

8x = -17

Divide each side by '8'.

x = -2.125

Simplifying

x = -2.125

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Ernie Turcotte
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Answer: x=-17/8


First, distribute the 10

10x + 10 = 2x - 7

Next, move the x-values to one side

8x = -17

Now, isolate the x by dividing both sides by 8

x = -17/8
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Antone Carroll
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answered 6 months ago