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Found in: Page 133


Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

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Short Answer

Solve the equation. Check your solution.


The solution for the equation -5k-19=5-13k is k=3.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1 – Separate the variable and constants

Write the original equation and separate the variable and constants.

5k19=513k5k19+19=513k+19 Add 19 to both sides5k0=2413k Simplify5k+13k=2413k+13k Add 13k to both sides8k=24 Simplify

Step 2 – Solve for k

Now, divide both sides of the equation by 8.


Therefore, the solution of the equation is k=3.

Step 3 – Check the solution 

To check the solution, write the original equation and substitute the value of k.


Now, substitute k=3 and check the result.


As the left-hand side is equal to right hand side, this signifies that the solution is correct.

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