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Solve `-5x - 23 = -24 2/3`

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mbeevz | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM via web

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Solve `-5x - 23 = -24 2/3`

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM (Answer #1)

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The equation `-5x - 23 = -24 2/3` has to be solved. The mixed fraction `-24 2/3 = -74/3`

=> `-5x - 23 = -74/3`

=> `-5x = 23 - 74/3`

=> `-5x = (69 - 74)/3`

=> `-5x = -5/3`

=> `x = 1/3`

The solution of the equation is `x = 1/3`

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hina0000 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM (Answer #2)

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-5x -23=-24 2/3

3(-5x)-3(23)=-3(74/3)

-15x-69       =-74

-15x            =-74+69

-15x            =-5

     x            =-5/-15

     x            =1/3

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