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Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education, Inc. 17 Chapter 2 2.1 Exercises 2. 2 12 2(21) 12 54 30 + = + = ≠− x No; 21 is not a root since replacing x with 21 does not give a true statement. 4. 3 5 9 5 9 3 9 12 5 y + = + = + = Yes: when you replace y by 3 5 in the equation, you get a true statement. 6. Multiply each term of the equation by 100 to clear the decimals. 8. No; it would be easier to add 1 4 to both sides of the equation since the coefficient of x is 1. 10. 26 35 26 26 35 26 61 + =− + =− =− x x x Check: 26 ( 61) 35 35 35 +− =− 12. 16 64 16 64 16 16 4 x x x =− = = Check: 16(4) 64 64 64 =− 14. 15 75 15 75 15 15 5 x x x = = =− Check: 15 5 75 75 75 ( ) = 16. 10 3 15 10 3 3 15 3 10 12 10 12 10 10 6 1 or 1 or 1.2 5 5 + = + = = = = x x x x x Check: 6 10 3 15 5 15 15 + = 18. 16 5 10 1 16 10 5 10 10 1 6 5 1 6 5 5 1 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 x x x x x x x x x x x + = + = + =− + =− − =− = =− Check: 16 1 5 10 1 1 16 5 10 1 11 11 ( ) ( ) + + =− 20. 11 8 2 5 11 2 8 2 2 5 13 8 5 13 8 8 5 8 13 13 13 13 13 13 1 x x x x x x x x x x x = + = + = + = + = = =− Check: 11 1 8 2 1 5 11 8 2 5 3 3 ( ) ( ) + + = 22. 6 5 3 9 5 5 3 9 5 3 5 3 3 9 2 5 9 2 5 5 9 5 2 14 2 14 2 2 7 a a a a a a a a a a a a a a + = + = + = + =− + =− =− = =− Check: 6 7 5 7 3 7 9 42 5 7 21 9 30 30 ( ) ( ) ( ) + −− + + =− 24. 35 3 4 15 3 3 12 15 3 3 3 3 12 15 6 12 15 15 6 12 15 6 3 6 3 6 6 1 or 0.5 2 ( ) ( ) y y y y y y y y y y y y y = + = + = + = = =− = = Intermediate Algebra 8th Edition Tobey Solutions Manual Full Download: http://testbanklive.com/download/intermediate-algebra-8th-edition-tobey-solutions-manual/ Full download all chapters instantly please go to Solutions Manual, Test Bank site: testbanklive.com

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Chapter 2

2.1 Exercises

2. 2 12 2(21) 12 54 30+ = + = ≠ −x No; 21 is not a root since replacing x with 21 does not give a true statement.

4. 3

5 9 5 9 3 9 125

y⎛ ⎞+ = + = + =⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

Yes: when you replace y by 3

5 in the equation,

you get a true statement.

6. Multiply each term of the equation by 100 to clear the decimals.

8. No; it would be easier to add 1

4 to both sides of

the equation since the coefficient of x is 1.

10. 26 3526 26 35 26

61

+ = −+ − = − −

= −

xx

x

Check: 26 ( 61) 3535 35

+ − −− = −

12. 16 6416 64

16 164

xx

x

− = −− −=− −

=

Check: 16(4) 6464 64

− −− = −

14. 15 7515 75

15 155

xx

x

− =− =− −

= −

Check: 15 5 7575 75

( )− −=�

16. 10 3 1510 3 3 15 3

10 1210 12

10 106 1

or 1 or 1.25 5

+ =+ − = −

=

=

=

xx

xx

x

Check: 6

10 3 155

15 15

⎛ ⎞ +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

=

18. 16 5 10 116 10 5 10 10 1

6 5 16 5 5 1 5

6 66 6

6 61

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

+ = −− + = − −

+ = −+ − = − −

= −−=

= −

Check: 16 1 5 10 1 116 5 10 1

11 11

( ) ( )− + − −− + − −

− = −

20. 11 8 2 511 2 8 2 2 5

13 8 513 8 8 5 8

13 1313 13

13 131

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− − = +− − − = − +

− − =− − + = +

− =− =− −

= −

Check: 11 1 8 2 1 511 8 2 5

3 3

( ) ( )− − − − +− − +

=

22. 6 5 3 95 5 3 9

5 3 5 3 3 92 5 9

2 5 5 9 52 142 14

2 27

a a aa a

a a a aa

aaa

a

+ − = −+ = −

− + = − −+ = −

+ − = − −= −

−=

= −

Check: 6 7 5 7 3 7 942 5 7 21 9

30 30

( ) ( ) ( )− + − − − −− + + − −

− = −

24. 3 5 3 415 3 3 12

15 3 3 3 3 1215 6 12

15 15 6 12 156 36 3

6 61

or 0.52

( ) ( )y yy y

y y y yyyyy

y

− = +− = +

− − = − +− =

− − = −− = −− −=− −

=

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Check: 1 1

3 5 3 42 29 9

3 32 227 27

2 2

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

=

26. 4 5 6 34 5 6 184 5 5 18

4 5 5 5 5 185 18

5 5 18 513

13

( )y y yy y yy y

y y y yy

yyy

+ = + −+ = + −+ = +

− + = − +− + =

− + − = −− =

= −

Check: 4 13 5 6 13 3 1352 5 6 10 13

47 60 1347 47

( ) ( ) ( )( )

− + − + − −− + − +

− − +− = −

28. 5

56

5 6 65

6 5 56

x

x

x

− =

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− − = −⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

= −

Check: 5

6 56

5 5

( )− −

=

30. 4

23 5

415 2 15

3 55 30 12

5 30 30 12 305 185 18

5 518 3

or 3 or 3.65 5

y

y

yy

yy

y

+ =

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞+ =⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

+ =+ − = −

= −−=

= − − −

Check: 3 6 4

23 51 2 2 0 8

0 8 0 8

.

. .. .

− +

− +=

32. 4 3

25 2

4 310 2 (10)

5 28 15 20

8 8 15 20 815 1215 12

12 125 1

or 1 or 1.254 4

xx

xx

x xx x x x

xx

x

+ =

⎛ ⎞+ =⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

+ =− + = −

=

=

=

Check: ( )5

44 3 5

25 2 4

3 51

2 25 5

2 2

⎛ ⎞+ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

+

=

34.

25 ( 2) 3

32

3 5 ( 2) 3(3)3

15 2( 2) 915 2 4 9

2 11 92 11 11 9 11

2 22 2

2 21

x

x

xx

xx

xx

x

− + =

⎛ ⎞− + =⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

− + =− − =− + =

− + − = −− = −− −=− −

=

Check: 2

5 1 2 33

25 3 3

35 2 3

3 3

( )

( )

− +

−=

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36.

36 2( 1) 4

53

6 2 2 45

32 4 4

53

5(2 4) 5 45

10 20 3 2010 3 20 3 3 20

7 20 207 20 20 20 20

7 07 0

7 70

xx

xx

xx

xx

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

+ − = +

+ − = +

+ = +

⎛ ⎞+ = +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

+ = +− + = − +

+ =+ − = −

=

=

=

Check: 3 0

6 2 0 1 45

6 2 0 44 4

( )( )

( )

+ − +

+ − +=

38. 0 8 0 1 0 4 0 710 0 8 0 1 10 0 4 0 7

8 1 4 78 4 1 4 4 7

4 1 74 1 1 7 1

4 84 8

4 42

. . . .( . . ) ( . . )

x xx x

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− = +− = +

− = +− − = − +

− =− + = +

=

=

=

Check: 0 8 2 0 1 0 4 2 0 71 6 0 1 0 8 0 7

1 5 1 5

. ( ) . . ( ) .. . . .

. .

− +− +

=

40.

0.1 0.12 0.04 0.03100(0.1 0.12) 100(0.04 0.03)

10 12 4 310 4 12 4 4 3

6 12 36 12 12 3 12

6 156 15

6 61 5

2.5 or 2 or 2 2

x xx x

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− = +− = +

− = +− − = − +

− =− + = +

=

=

=

Check: 0 1 2 5 0 12 0 04 2 5 0 030 25 0 12 0 1 0 03

0 13 0 13

. ( . ) . . ( . ) .. . . .

. .

− +− +

=

42. 0 5 3 5 11 5 2 5 1

10 1 5 2 5 10 115 25 10

15 25 25 10 2515 1515 15

15 151

. ( ). .

( . . ) ( )

xx

xx

xxx

x

+ =+ =

+ =+ =

+ − = −= −

−=

= −

Check: 0 5 3 1 5 10 5 3 5 1

0 5 2 11 1

. [ ( ) ]. [ ]

. [ ]

− +− +

=

44.

0.3( 2) 2 0.050.3 0.6 2 0.05

100(0.3 0.6 2) 100(0.05 )30 60 200 5

30 140 530 140 140 5 140

30 5 5 5 14025 14025 140

25 2528 3

5.6 or or 55 5

x xx x

x xx x

x xx x

x x x xxx

x

+ − =+ − =

+ − =+ − =

− =− + = +

− = − +=

=

=

Check: 0 3 5 6 2 2 0 05 5 62 28 2 0 28

0 28 0 28

. ( . ) . ( . ). .

. .

+ −−

=

46. 8 15 4 20 134 15 7

4 15 15 7 154 84 8

4 42

y yy

yyy

y

+ − = −+ =

+ − = −= −

−=

= −

48.

1 3

2 8 41 3

8 82 8 4

4 2 34 2 6

4 2 64 3 6

4 6 3 6 610 310 1

or 33 3

( )

x x

x x

x xx x

x x x xxxx

x x

−− =

−⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− =⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

− = −− = −

− + = + −= −

+ = − +=

= =

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50.

5 3 1

12 4 85 3 1

24 2412 4 8

2( 5) 6(3) 3( 1)2 10 18 3 32 10 15 3

2 3 10 15 3 35 10 15

5 10 10 15 105 55 5

5 51

y y

y y

y yy yy y

y y y yy

yyy

y

+ += −

+ +⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞= −⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

+ = − ++ = − −+ = −

+ + = − ++ =

+ − = −=

=

=

52.

1 7 3 0 2 0 3 0 2 41 7 0 6 0 9 0 8 0 2

10 1 7 0 6 0 9 10 0 8 0 217 6 9 8 2

8 6 8 28 6 2 8 2 2

8 8 88 8 8 8 8

8 08 0

8 80

. ( . . ) . ( ). . . . .

( . . . ) ( . . )

x xx x

x xx x

x xx x x x

xxxx

x

+ − = −+ − = −

+ − = −+ − = −

+ = −+ + = − +

+ =− + = −

=

=

=

54. 7 5 2 15 10 67 5 8 9

7 8 5 8 8 95 9

5 5 9 54

4

x x xx x

x x x xx

xxx

− = − − + +− = −

− − = − −− − = −

− − + = − +− = −

=

56. 3 17 8 5( 2)3 17 8 5 103 17 3 10

3 3 17 3 3 1017 10 since 17 10,

no solution

x x xx x xx x

x x x x

− = − −− = − +− = +

− − = − +− = ⇒ − ≠

58. 8( 2) 7 3( 3) 58 16 7 3 9 5

8 9 8 98 8 9 8 8 9

9 9

x x xx x x

x xx x x x

+ − = + ++ − = + +

+ = +− + = − +

=

Any real number is a solution.

60. 2 4( 5) 7( 1) 32 4 20 7 7 3

6 20 6 46 6 20 6 6 4

20 4 since 20 4, no solution.

x x x xx x x x

x xx x x x

+ − = − + − ++ − = − + − +

− = −− − = − −

− = − ⇒ − ≠ −

62. 2 8 5 5

13 3

2 8 5 53 3 1

3 33 2 8 5 5 3

5 8 5 85 5 8 5 5 8

8 8

x xx

x xx

x x xx x

x x x x

+ ++ = +

+ +⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞+ = +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

+ + = + ++ = +

− + = − +=

Any real number is a solution.

Cumulative Review

63. 2 25 (4 2) 3( 2) 5 (2) ( 6)5 4 ( 6)1 ( 6)

5

− − + − = − + −= − + −= + −= −

64. 4( 2) 12 6( 2) 16 12 ( 6)( 2)16 12 124 1216

− − − − = − + − −= − += +=

65.

32 3 3 2 3

2 3 2 3 3

3 6

6 3

6 3

6 3

3

3

3 3

2 2

27

8

27

827

8

xy x y

x y x y

x y

x y

y

xy

x

⎛ ⎞=⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟

⎝ ⎠

=

=

=

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66. 2 3 2 2 2

2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2( 2)

4 6 2 4

4 2 6 4

6 2

6 2

(2 ) (4 )

2 41

416

4

161

41

4

x y xy

x y x y

x y x y

x y

x y

x y

− − − −

− ⋅ − ⋅ − − − −

− − −

− − − +

− −

= ⋅

= ⋅ ⋅

=

=

=

Classroom Quiz 2.1

1. 3(8 2 ) 10 4( 3)24 6 10 4 1224 6 22 4

24 6 4 22 4 424 2 22

24 24 2 22 242 22 2

2 21

x xx xx x

x x x xxxxx

x

− = − −− = − +− = −

− + = − +− =

− − = −− = −− −=− −

=

2.

3( 1) 2 2( 4)

43

4 ( 1) 2 4[2( 4)]4

3( 1) 4 2 8( 4)3 3 8 8 32

3 5 8 323 8 5 8 8 32

5 5 325 5 5 32 5

5 375 37

5 537 2

or 7 or 7.45 5

x x

x x

x xx x

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− + = −

⎡ ⎤− + = −⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦− + ⋅ = −

− + = −+ = −

− + = − −− + = −

− + − = − −− = −− −=− −

=

3.

0.6 1.2 4 3.56100(0.6 1.2) 100(4 3.56)

60 120 400 35660 400 120 400 400 356

340 120 356340 120 120 356 120

340 476340 476

340 3407 2

1.4 or or 15 5

x xx xx x

x x x xx

xxx

x

+ = −+ = −+ = −

− + = − −− + = −

− + − = − −− = −− −=− −

=

2.2 Exercises

2. 9 49 4

4

9

x yx y

yx

+ == −

−=

4. 7 9 67 6 9

8 6 96 9

8

x y xx x y

x yy

x

− = −+ = +

= ++=

6. 1

34

14 4 3

44 12

12 4

( )

y x

y x

y xx y

= − +

⎛ ⎞= − +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

= − += −

8. 5 1

8 45 1

8 88 4

8 5 28 2 58 2

5

x y

x y

x yx yx

y

= −

⎛ ⎞= −⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

= −+ =+ =

10.

or

=

=

= =

V lwhV lwh

lh lhV V

w wlh lh

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12. 5

( 32)9

9 5( 32)9 5 160

9 160 59 160

5

= −

= −= −

+ =+ =

C F

C FC F

C FC

F

14. 2

2

2 2

2

= ππ=

π π

V r h

V r h

r rV

hr

16. 3

(5 )4

4 3(5 )4 15 3

4 3 154 3

15

= +

= += +

− =− =

H a b

H a bH a b

H b aH b

a

18. 4 2 54 8 5

4 5 89 7

7 7

9 9

( )ax y ax yax y ax y

ax ax y yax y

y yx

a a

− + = +− + = +

− − = −− = −

−= =−

20. a. 9

325

95 5 32

55 9 160

5 160 95 160

9

= +

⎛ ⎞= +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

= +− =

−=

F C

F C

F CF C

FC

b. 5 160 5(23) 160

59 9

FC

− −= = = − °

22. a. 2

2

2

1

33

3

= π

= π

V r h

V r hV

hr

b. 2 2

3 3(6.28) 2

33.14(3)= ≈ =

πV

hr

24. 0 27 7272 0 2772 100 7200

or 0 27 27

.

.

.

y xy xy y

x x

= +− =− −= =

y = 87: 100 87 7200 1500

55 627 27

( ).x

−= = ≈

1970 + 55.6 = 2025.6 Life expectancy in Japan is expected to be 87 years in 2025.

26. a. 0 950 95..

ND TT

ND

=

=

b. D = 30, T = 6 ⋅ 60 = 360 0 95 360

11 4 1130

. ( ).N = = ≈

She should schedule 11 patient appointments.

28. a. 0.7649 6.12756.1275 0.7649

6.1275

0.7649

C DC D

CD

= +− =

−=

b. 12.48 6.1275

8.30.7649

D−= ≈

The disposable income is $8.3 billion.

Cumulative Review

29. 3 2 2 3( 2) 2

2 6 2

6

2 2

6

2

(2 ) 2

2

2

4

x y x y

x y

x

y

x

y

− − − − − −

− −==

=

=

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30.

32 3 3 2( 3) 3( 3)

4 2 4( 3) 2( 3)

3 6 9

12 6

9 6

3 12 6

15

18

5 5

5

5

125

x y x y

x y x y

x y

x y

y

xy

x

−− − − − −

− − − −

− −

+

+

⎛ ⎞=⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟

⎝ ⎠

=

=

=

31. 3 31 16 (2 4) 3 1 16 ( 2) 31 16 ( 8) 31 ( 2) 3

1 34

+ ÷ − − = + ÷ − −= + ÷ − −= + − −= − −= −

32. 2[ (3 2 )] 5 2( 3 2 ) 52 6 4 57 4 6

a b a a b aa b aa b

− − + = − + += − + += + −

33. $5000 investment: I = prt = 5000(0.05)(1) = 250 $4000 investment: I = prt = 4000(0.09)(1) = 360 Total = $5000 + $250 + $4000 + $360 = $9610 They would have $9610 after 1 year.

34. 46,622.1 45, 711.3 910.8

19.89.9 11.7 10.6 5.8 8 46

− = =+ + + +

The car got 19.8 miles per gallon.

Classroom Quiz 2.2

1. 3 6( 2)3 6 12

3 12 63 12 6

6 63 12

6

A b xA b x

A b xA b x

A bx

= + −= + −

− + =− + =

− +=

2. 2

33

23 3

or 2 2

M gh

M gh

M Mh h

g g

=

=

= =

3. 3 1

34 8

3 18 8 3

4 88 24 6 1

8 24 1 68 24 1 6

6 68 24 1

6

B a w

B a w

B a wB a wB a w

B aw

= + −

⎛ ⎞= + −⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

= + −− + =− + =

− +=

2.3 Exercises

2. It could happen if b = 0. Then −b and b would be the same number.

4. You must first isolate the absolute value expression. To do this you add −5 to each side of the equation. The result will be |3x − 1| = 9. then you solve the two equations 3x − 1 = 9 and

3x − 1 = −9. The final answer is 10

,3

=x

8.

3= −x

6. 1414 or 14

x

x x

== = −

Check: 14 1414 14=

� 14 1414 14

−=�

8. |x + 6| = 13 6 13

7x

x+ =

= or 6 13

19x

x+ = −

= −

Check: 7 6 13

13 1313 13

+

=

19 6 13

13 1313 13

− +−

=

10. |4x − 7| = 9 4 7 9

4 164

xxx

− ===

or 4 7 94 2

2 1

4 2

xx

x

− = −= −

−= = −

Check: 4 4 7 9

16 7 9

9 99 9

( ) −−

=

1

4 7 92

2 7 9

9 99 9

⎛ ⎞− −⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

− −−

=

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12. |3 − x| = 7 3 7

44

xxx

− =− =

= −

or 3 710

10

xxx

− = −− = −

=

Check: 3 4 7

3 4 7

7 77 7

( )− −+

=

3 10 7

7 77 7

−−

=

14. 1

5 34

x + =

15 3

420 12

8

x

xx

+ =

+ == −

or 1

5 34

20 1232

x

xx

+ = −

+ = −= −

Check: 1

( 8) 5 34

2 5 3

3 33 3

− +

− +

=

1

( 32) 5 34

8 5 3

3 33 3

− +

− +−

=

16. |2.4 − 0.8x| = 2 2 4 0 8 2

24 8 208 4

4 1

8 2

. . xxx

x

− =− =− = −

−= =−

or 2 4 0 8 224 8 20

8 4444 11

8 2

. . xxx

x

− = −− = −− = −

−= =−

Check: 1

2 4 0 8 22

2 4 0 4 2

2 22 2

. .

. .

⎛ ⎞− ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

=

11

2 4 0 8 22

2 4 4 4 2

2 22 2

. .

. .

⎛ ⎞− ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠−

−=

18. 3 4 8

3 12

x

x

+ − =+ =

3 129

xx

+ ==

or 3 1215

xx

+ = −= −

Check: 9 3 4 8

12 4 812 4 8

8 8

+ −−−

=

15 3 4 8

12 4 812 4 8

8 8

− + −− −

−=

20. 2 1

2 13 2

2 11

3 2

x

x

− − = −

− =

2 11

3 24 3 6

3 22

3

x

xx

x

− =

− =− =

= −

or 2 1

13 24 3 6

3 1010

3

x

xx

x

− = −

− = −− = −

=

Check: 2 1 2

2 13 2 3

2 12 1

3 31 2 11 2 1

1 1

−− ⋅ − −

+ − −

− −− −− = −

2 1 10

2 13 2 3

2 52 1

3 31 2 11 2 1

1 1

− ⋅ − −

− − −

− − −− −− = −

22. 7

5 1 112

75 10

2

x

x

− + =

− =

75 10

27

52

10

7

x

x

x

− =

− =

= −

or 7

5 1027

152

30

7

x

x

x

− = −

− = −

=

Check: 7 10

5 1 112 7

5 5 1 11

10 1 1110 1 11

11 11

⎛ ⎞− − +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

+ +++

=

7 30

5 1 112 7

5 15 1 11

10 1 1110 1 11

11 11

⎛ ⎞− +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

− +− +

+=

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24. 2 1 1

4 3

x − =

2 1 1

4 36 3 4

6 77

6

x

xx

x

− =

− ==

=

or 2 1 1

4 36 3 4

6 11

6

x

xx

x

− = −

− = −= −

= −

Check: ( )7

62 1 1

4 31 1

3 31 1

3 3

=

( )1

62 1 1

4 31 1

3 31 1

3 3

− −

=

26. |x − 7| = |3x − 1| 7 3 1

2 7 12 6

3

x xx

xx

− = −− − = −

− == −

or 7 3 17 3 1

4 7 14 8

2

( )x xx xx

xx

− = − −− = − +− =

==

28. 2 3

43

xx

+ = +

2 34

32 3 3 12

3 129

9

xx

x xx

xx

+ = +

+ = +− + =

− == −

or 2 3

4 43

2 3 3 125 3 12

5 153

( )x

x x

x xx

xx

+ = − + = − −

+ = − −+ = −

= −= −

30. |2.2x + 2| = |1 − 2.8x| 2.2 2 1 2.8

22 20 10 2850 10

1

5

x xx x

x

x

+ = −+ = −

= −

= −

or 2.2 2 1 2.822 20 10 28

6 305

x xx x

xx

+ = − ++ = − +− = −

=

32. 2

1 15

xx+ = −

21 1

52

57

05

0

xx

xx

x

x

+ = −

= −

=

=

or 2

1 (1 )5

21 1

53

25

10

3

xx

xx

x

x

+ = − −

+ = − +

− = −

=

34. |−0.74x − 8.26| = 5.36 0.74 8.26 5.36

0.74 13.6218.41

xxx

− − =− =

≈ −

or 0.74 8.26 5.36

0.74 2.93.92

xxx

− − = −− =

≈ −

36. 4 1 5 15

4 4 10

( )x

x

− + =− =

4 4 104 14

14 7

4 2

xx

x

− ==

= =

or 4 4 104 6

6 3

4 2

xx

x

− = −= −

−= = −

Check: 7

4 1 5 152

54 5 15

210 5 1510 5 15

15 15

⎛ ⎞− +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

⎛ ⎞ +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

++

=

34 1 5 15

2

54 5 15

210 5 1510 5 15

15 15

⎛ ⎞− − +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

⎛ ⎞− +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

− ++

=

38. 3

9 043

9 04

3 36 03 36

12

x

x

xxx

+ =

+ =

+ == −= −

Check: 3

( 12) 9 04

9 9 0

0 00 0

− +

− +

=

40. 3 2

84 3

x − = − has no solution because absolute

value is ≥0.

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42. 5 1 3

2 4

x + =

5 1 3

2 42 5 1 310 2 3

10 11

10

( )

x

xx

x

x

+ =

+ =+ =

=

=

or 5 1 3

2 42 5 1 310 2 3

10 55 1

10 2

( )

x

xx

x

x

+ = −

+ = −+ = −

= −−= = −

Check: ( )1

10

12

32

5 1 3

2 4

1 3

2 4

3

2 4

3 3

4 4

+

+

=

( )1

2

52

32

5 1 3

2 4

1 3

2 4

3

2 4

3 3

4 4

− +

− +

=

Cumulative Review

43. 3 0 4 2 3 4 1 2 35(3 ) 5 1 5

3x yz x y x y xy− − + +⎛ ⎞ = ⋅ =⎜ ⎟

⎝ ⎠

44. 2

2

3 2 1 5 3 2 5

16 64 2 31 5

101 5

106

103

5

− ⋅ + − +=−− ⋅

+=

+=

=

=

Classroom Quiz 2.3

1. |2x + 5| = 55 2 5 55

2 5025

xxx

+ ===

or 2 5 552 60

30

xxx

+ = −= −= −

2. 3

2 3 104

32 7

4

x

x

− + =

− =

32 7

43

94

12

x

x

x

− =

=

=

or 3

2 74

35

420

3

x

x

x

− = −

= −

= −

3. |3x − 4| = |x + 3| 3 4 32 4 3

2 77

2

x xx

x

x

− = +− =

=

=

or 3 4 ( 3)3 4 34 4 3

4 11

4

x xx xx

x

x

− = − +− = − −− = −

=

=

2.4 Exercises

2. Let x = the number. 5

7585 600

120

x

xx

= −

= −= −

The number is −120.

4. Let x = the monthly fee last year. 3

98 102

196 3 20216 3

72

= −

= −==

x

xx

x Last year’s monthly parking fee was $72.

6. Let x = the number of days the car has been parked. 78 24 2 17478 24 48 174

30 24 17424 144

6

( )xx

xxx

+ − =+ − =

+ ===

The car has been parked for 6 days.

8. Let x = the number of bills paid. 5 00 6 0 50 48 50

30 0 50 48 500 50 18 50

37

. ( ) . .. .. .

xxxx

+ =+ =

==

He paid 37 bills.

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10. Profit = Revenue − Cost. For one year the profit must be 120,000 ⋅ 3 = 360,000. The revenue for one week is (5000 ⋅ 4 ⋅ 18) = 360,000. The cost for one week is 55,000 ⋅ 4 + 110,000 = 330,000. The profit for one week is 360,000 − 330,000 = 30,000. Let x = the number of weeks on tour, then 30,000 360,000

12xx

==

They need to be on tour 12 weeks each year.

12. Let x = the width of the driveway. Then 2x + 15 = the length of the driveway.

2 22 2 2 15 120

2 4 30 1206 90

15

( )W L P

x xx x

xx

+ =+ + =

+ + ===

2x + 15 = 2(15) + 15 = 45 The width of the driveway is 15 feet and the length is 45 feet.

14. Let x = the length of equal sides. 1.5 3 28.5

3.5 31.59

x x xxx

+ + − ===

1.5x − 3 = 1.5(9) − 3 = 10.5 The equal sides are each 9 centimeters and the third side is 10.5 centimeters.

Cumulative Review

15. 57 + 0 = 57 Identity property of addition

16. (2 ⋅ 3) ⋅ 9 = 2 ⋅ (3 ⋅ 9) Associative property of multiplication

17. 7( 2) 7( 3) 3 14− ÷ − − = − ÷ 7(−3) − 3= (−2)(−3) − 3= 6 − 3= 3

18. 3 3 3(7 12) ( 4) 3 ( 5) (4) 27125 4 2794

− − − + = − + += − + += −

Classroom Quiz 2.4

1. Let x = the number. 3

815

5 3 5( 81)

3 5 3135

x

x

x

= −

⋅ = ⋅ −

= −

The number is −135.

2. Let x = length of second side. 3x = length of first side. x + 16 = length of third side. 3 16 66

5 16 665 50

10

x x xx

xx

+ + + =+ =

==

3x = 3(10) = 30 x + 16 = 10 + 16 = 26 The first side is 30 meters, the second side is 10 meters, and the third side is 26 meters.

3. Let x = number of hours she parked in the garage. 7 2.50( 1) 44.507 2.5 2.5 44.5

2.5 4.5 44.52.5 40

16

xxx

xx

+ − =+ − =

+ ===

She parked in the garage for 16 hours.

Use Math to Save Money

1. Apartment 1: $800 + $110 + $90 + $90 + $25 = $1115 Apartment 2: $850 + $90 + $90 + $25 = $1055 Apartment 3: $900 + $110 + $25 = $1035

2. Annual cost without free rent: $1115 × 12 = $13,380 Subtract one month’s rent to find annual cost with free rent: $13,380 − $800 = $12,580 Divide by 12 to find monthly cost:

12 5801048 33

12

$ ,$ .≈

3. They should rent Apartment 3 since it has the lowest monthly expenses.

4. Divide the monthly expenses for Apartment 3 by 2.

1035517 50

2

$$ .=

Each person’s share is $517.50.

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How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1−2.4 (Available online through MyMathLab or from the Instructor’s Resource Center.)

1. 2 1 12 362 12 1 12 12 36

10 1 3610 1 1 36 1

10 3710 37

10 1037 7

3.7 or or 310 10

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− = +− − = − +− − =

− − + = +− =− =− −

= − − −

2. 2 1

44 22 1

4 4 44 2

2 2 162 2 2 2 16

2 162 2 16 2

1818

xx

xx

x xx x x x

xx

xx

− = +

−⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞= +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

− = +− − = − +

− − =− − + = +

− == −

3. 4( 3) 2(5 1)4 12 10 24 12 11 2

4 11 12 11 11 27 12 2

7 12 12 2 127 10

10 31

7 7

x x xx x xx x

x x x xx

xx

x

− = + −− = + −− = −

− − = − −− − = −

− − + = − +− =

= − = −

4. 0.6 3 0.5 710(0.6 3) 10(0.5 7)

6 30 5 706 5 30 5 5 70

30 7030 30 70 30

100

x xx xx x

x x x xx

xx

+ = −+ = −+ = −

− + = − −+ = −

+ − = − −= −

5. 5 9 185 5 9 5 18

9 5 189 5 18

9 95 18 5

or 29 9

x yx x y x

y xy x

xy y x

− + =− + + = +

= ++=

+= = +

6. 5 2 16 3(8 )5 2 16 24 3

11 2411 24

24

11

ab b ab bab b ab b

ab bab b

ba

b

− = − +− = − −

− = − −= +

+=

7. A P Prtt A Pt A P

Pt PtA P

rPt

= += −

−=

−=

PrPr

8.

118 100 18 3 or 0.06

(100)3 300 50

−=

−= = =

A Pr

Pt

r

9. |5x + 8| = 3 5 8 3

5 51

xxx

+ == −= −

or 5 8 35 11

11

5

xx

x

+ = −= −

= −

10. 9 2 5

9 2 2 5 2

9 3

x

x

x

− + =− + − = −

− =

9 36

6

xxx

− =− = −

=

or 9 312

12

xxx

− = −− = −

=

11. 2 3

24

x + =

2 32

42 3 8

2 55

2.52

x

xx

x

+ =

+ ==

= =

or 2 3

24

2 3 81111

5.52

x

xx

x

+ = −

+ = −= −

= − = −

12. |5x − 8| = |3x + 2| 5 8 3 2

2 105

x xxx

− = +==

or 5 8 3 28 6

60.75

8

x xx

x

− = − −=

= =

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13. Let W = width, then W + 20 = length. 2 2

280 2( 20) 2280 2 40 2280 4 40240 4

60

P L WW W

W WWW

W

= += + += + += +==

80 = W + 20 The dimensions are 60 in. × 80 in.

14. Let n = the number of checks. 6 0.12 9.12

0.12 3.1226

nnn

+ ===

He used 26 checks.

15. Let x = number of lb Cindi picked up.

80 4552

2 160 9103 750

250

xx

x xxx

+ + =

+ + ===

80 205 pounds for Alan2

x + =

Cindi picked up 250 pounds and Alan picked up 205 pounds.

16. Let x = length of shortest side. Then 2x − 5 = length of longest side and x + 9 = length of third side. 2 5 9 62

4 4 624 58

14.5

− + + + =+ =

==

x x xx

xx

x + 9 = 14.5 + 9 = 23.5 2x − 5 = 2(14.5) − 5 = 24 The shortest side is 14.5 feet, the longest side is 24 feet, and the third side is 23.5 feet.

2.5 Exercises

2. Let x = debt in 2011. 0 28 18 11 28 18 1

14 1

. .

. ..

x xxx

+ ==≈

The U.S. national debt on February 5, 2011, was approximately $14.1 trillion.

4. Let x = members in 2000. 0 61 52 91 61 52 9

32 9

. .

. ..

x xxx

+ ==≈

Approximately 32.9 million Americans were health club members in 2000.

6. Let x = the number of deer carrying infected ticks. 0.6 15

25xx

==

The total number of deer carrying infected ticks is approximately 25.

8. Let x = Judy’s cost. Then 2x − 250 = Lynn’s cost.

2 250 9503 1200

400

x xxx

+ − ===

2x − 250 = 550 Judy pays $400 and Lynn pays $550.

10. Let x = Grace’s starting salary. 1300 − x = Tony’s starting salary. 2 3(1300 ) 3200

2 3900 3 3200700

700

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

1300 − x = 600 Grace earned $700 per week ten years ago. Tony earned $600 per week ten years ago.

12. Let x = number of boxes Rockland sold. 460 − x = number of boxes Harrisville sold. 1 2

(460 ) 2052 55 4(460 ) 20505 1840 4 2050

210

x x

x xx x

x

+ − =

+ − =+ − =

=

460 − x = 250 Rockland sold 210 boxes of cookies and Harrisville sold 250 boxes.

14. I = prt = 4800(0.11)(2) I = 1056 The interest was $1056.

16. I = prt I = 4000(0.061)(0.25) I = 61.00 The interest was $61.

18. Let x = amount invested at 13%. Then 45,000 − x = amount invested at 16%. 0.13 0.16(45,000 ) 6570

0.13 7200 0.16 66,5700.3 630

21,000

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

45,000 − x = 24,000 She invested $21,000 at 13% and $24,000 at 16%.

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20. Let x = amount invested at 5%. Then 8000 − x = amount invested at 7%. 0.05 0.07(8000 ) 496

0.05 560 0.07 4960.02 64

3200

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

8000 − x = 4800 The amount invested at 5% was $3200. The amount invested at 7% was $4800.

22. Let x = milliliters of 16% solution. Then 350 − x = milliliters of 9% solution. 0.16 0.09(350 ) 0.12(350)0.16 31.5 0.09 42

0.07 10.5150

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

==

350 − x = 200 She should use 150 milliliters of the 16% solution and 200 milliliters of the 9% solution.

24. Let x = the number of pounds of $7 per pound tea. Then 32 − x = the number of pounds of $9 per pound tea. 7 9(32 ) 8.50(32)7 288 9 272

2 168

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

32 − x = 24 He should use 8 pounds of the $7/lb tea and 24 pounds of the $9/lb tea.

26. Let x = number of oz of 90% DEET. 10 − x = number of oz of 10% DEET. 0 90 0 10 10 0 3 10

0 9 1 0 1 30 8 2

2 5

. . ( ) . ( ). .

..

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

==

10 − x = 10 − 2.5 = 7.5 They need to mix 2.5 ounces of 90% DEET with 7.5 ounces of 10% DEET.

28. Let x = maximum flying speed. Then x − 60 = cruising speed. 3 2( 60) 9303 2 120 930

5 1050210

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

==

Maximum flying speed is 210 mph.

30. Let x = time of each trip. 14 6 20

8 202.5

x xxx

= +==

Each family spent 2.5 hours or 1

22

hours.

Cumulative Review

31. 5 2 5(1) 2( 3) ( 4)5 6 411 47

a b c− + = − − + −= + −= −=

32. 2 22 3 1 2( 2) 3( 2) 12 4 6 18 6 114 115

x x− + = − − − += ⋅ + += + += +=

33. 45 8( 2) 2 5 ( 16) 16 5

12 7 5 5

+ − + + − += = =− −

34. 2

3

7 24 49 24

8( 1) 7(4)2 ( 1) 7(4)

25

8 285

201

4

− −=− +− +

=− +

=

=

Classroom Quiz 2.5

1. Let x = price one month ago. 0.07 13020.93 1302

1400

x xxx

− ===

The price was $1400 a month ago.

2. Let x = amount of 45% fertilizer. Then 120 − x = amount of 18% fertilizer. 0.45 0.18(120 ) 0.36(120)0.45 21.6 0.18 43.2

0.27 21.6 43.20.27 21.6

80

x xx x

xxx

+ − =+ − =

+ ===

120 − x = 40 They should mix 80 gallons of the 45% fertilizer and 40 gallons of the 18% fertilizer.

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3. Let x = amount invested at 6%. Then 6000 − x = amount invested at 8%. 0.06 0.08(6000 ) 450

0.06 480 0.08 450480 0.02 450

0.02 301500

x xx x

xxx

+ − =+ − =

− =− = −

=

6000 − x = 4500 He invested $1500 at 6% and $4500 at 8%.

2.6 Exercises

2. False, adding −5x to both sides of an inequality does not reverse the direction of the inequality.

4. True, the graph of x > −2 is the set of all points to the right of −2 on a number line.

6. False, the term −4 must also be multiplied by the LCD.

8. −15 < 4 because −15 is to the left of 4 on a number line.

10. −5 > −9 because −5 is to the right of −9 on a number line.

12. 5 5

6 7> because

5

6 is to the right of

5

7 on a

number line.

14. 5 3

0 416 0 42857112 7

. .− = − > − = −

16. −2.69 > −2.7 because −2.69 is to the right of −2.7 on a number line.

18. |8 − 13| = |−5| = 5 |−3 − 4| = |−7| = 7 |8 − 13| < |−3 − 4| since 5 < 7.

20. x ≥ −4

22. x < 45

24. 3 5 183 3 5 15 3

5 155 15

5 53

xxxx

x

+ ≥− + ≥ −

26. 2 5 4 52 4 5 4 5 4

2 5 52 5 5 5 5

2 102 10

2 25

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

+ > −− + > − −− + > −

− + − > − −− > −− −<− −

<

28. 1.7 0.6 0.11.7 0.6 0.1

1.7 1.6 0.11.7 1.7 1.6 0.1 1.7

1.6 1.61

x xx x x x

xxxx

− ≤ +− − ≤ − +

− ≤− − ≤ −

− ≤ −≥

30. 5 1 295 1 1 29 1

5 305 30

5 56

xx

xx

x

− >− + > +

>

>

>

32. 8 7 4 198 4 7 4 4 19

4 7 194 7 7 19 7

4 124 12

4 43

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− ≤ −− − ≤ − −

− ≤ −− + ≤ − +

≤ −−≤

≤ −

34. 5 3

2 22 2

5 32 2 2 2

2 24 5 3 4

4 3 4 59

x x

x x

x xx x

x

+ > −

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞+ > −⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

+ > −− > − −

> −

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36. 4 7 5 5 04 7 5 25 0

9 18 09 189 18

9 92

( )x xx x

xxx

x

+ + − <+ + − <

− <<

<

<

38.

33( 1) 0

2 23

3 3 02 2

32 3 3 2(0)

2 26 6 3 0

7 3 07 37 3

7 73

7

xx

xx

xx

x xx

xx

x

− + − + <

− − − + <

⎛ ⎞− − − + <⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

− − − + <− − <

− <− >− −

> −

40. 0 3 1 2 3 810 0 3 1 2 10 3 8

3 12 38 103 10 38 12

13 2613 26

13 132

. . .( . . ) ( . )

x xx x

x xx x

xx

x

+ ≥ −+ ≥ −

+ ≥ −+ ≥ −

42. 1.2 0.8 0.3(4 )1.2 0.8 1.2 0.3

0.8 0.3 1.2 1.20.5 00.5 0

0.5 0.50

x xx x

x xxx

x

− ≤ −− ≤ −

− + ≤ −− ≤− ≥− −

44.

3 1( 7) 1

4 2 43 1

4 ( 7) 4 14 2 4

3 2( 7) 43 2 14 4

2 11 42 4 11

3 153 15

3 35

xx

xx

x xx xx xx x

xx

x

+ − ≤ −

⎡ ⎤ ⎛ ⎞+ − ≤ −⎜ ⎟⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦ ⎝ ⎠+ − ≤ −+ − ≤ −

− ≤ −+ ≤ +

46. 2 1 4

12 4 3

2 1 412 1 12

2 4 312 12 6 3 16

12 6 3 1615 1015 10

15 152

3

x x

x x

x xx x

xx

x

+− > +

+⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− > +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠− − > +− + > +

− >− <− −

< −

48. Let x = number of new customers. 7 50 20 25 600

150 25 60025 45025 450

25 2518

( . )( ) xxxx

x

+ >+ >

>

>

>

She must sign up more than 18 customers.

50. Let x = the number of packages. 180 160 68.5 2395

68.5 205530

xxx

+ + ≤≤≤

A maximum of thirty packages can be carried.

52. Let x = the number of additional ounces per package after the first ounce. 0 50 0 25 8 00

0 25 7 500 25 7 50

0 25 0 2530

. . .. .. .

. .

xxx

x

+ ≤≤

A box could not weigh more than 30 + 1 = 31 ounces.

Cumulative Review

53. 2

2 2 2

2 2

3 ( 2) 4 ( 1)

3 6 4 4

6 4

xy x x y

x y xy x y x

xy x y x

+ − −= + − += − +

54.

2 2

2(6 2 9)

32 2 2

(6 ) (2 ) (9)3 3 3

44 6

3

ab a b

ab a ab b ab

a b ab ab

− +

= − +

= − +

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55.

32 3 2 3 6 6 3

1 3 3 1(3) 3 3 3

4 4 64 64

3 3 27 27

x x x x w

yw y w y w y

− − −

⎛ ⎞= = =⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟

⎝ ⎠

56. 0 3 5 2 3 5 2

2 3( 2) 5( 2)

6 10

6

10

( 3 ) ( 3 )

( 3)1

9

9

a b c b c

b c

b c

b

c

− − − −

− − − −

− = −= −

=

=

Classroom Quiz 2.6

1. 9 2 4 89 4 2 4 4 8

5 2 85 2 2 8 2

5 105 10

5 52

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− > +− − > − +

− >− + > +

>

>

>

2. 6( 3) 3 86 18 3 8

6 3 18 3 3 83 18 8

3 18 18 8 183 103 10

3 310

3

x xx x

x x x xx

xxx

x

− + > − −− − > − −

− + − > − + −− − > −

− − + > − +− >− <− −

< −

3.

1 1( 2) (7 14) 2

3 71 1

21 ( 2) 21 (7 14) 23 7

7( 2) 3(7 14) 427 14 21 42 427 14 21 84

7 21 84 1414 7014 70

14 145

x x

x x

x xx xx x

x xxx

x

− ≤ − −

⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤− ≤ − −⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦ ⎣ ⎦− ≤ − −− ≤ − −− ≤ −

− ≤ − +− ≤ −− −≥− −

2.7 Exercises

2. 5 < x and x < 10

4. −5 < x and x < −1

6. 3 < x < 5

8. 7

22

x− ≤ <

10. x ≥ 2 or x ≤ 1

12. x < 0 or 9

2x >

14. x ≤ −6 or x ≥ 2

16. 4 1 7 11 4 1 7

4 82

− < ≥ −− ≤ − <

<<

x and xx and x

xx

18. 1 54

xx

+ ≥≥

or 5 2.52.5

xx

+ << −

20. x < 6 and x > 9 These two graphs do not overlap. No solution

22. s < 10 or s > 12

24. 490 ≤ c ≤ 2000

26. 16 245

16 ( 32) 249

9 9 5 9(16) ( 32) (24)

5 5 9 528.8 32 43.2

60.8 75.2

C

F

F

FF

≤ ≤

≤ − ≤

≤ ⋅ − ≤

≤ − ≤° ≤ ≤ °

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28. Carrie will need between 69,000 yen and 84,000 yen for 3 weeks.

69 000 84 00069 000 119 5 84 000579 83 5 705 88584 83 710 88

, ,, ( ) ,

. .$ . .

Yd

dd

≤ ≤≤ − ≤≤ − ≤≤ ≤

30. 2 911

xx

− <<

and 3 63

xx

+ <<

x < 3 is the solution.

32. 5 6 95 15

3

xxx

+ ≥ −≥ −≥ −

and 10 37

7

xxx

− ≥− ≥ −

−3 ≤ x ≤ 7 is the solution.

34. 5 1 15 0

0

xxx

+ <<<

or 3 9 93 18

6

xxx

− >>>

x < 0 or x > 6 is the solution.

36. −0.3x − 0.4 ≥ 0.1x or 0.2x + 0.3 ≤ −0.4x Multiply by 10 on both sides of both inequalities to clear decimals.

3 44 4

1

x xxx

− − ≥− ≥

≤ −

or 2 3 46 3

0.5

x xxx

+ ≤ −≤ −≤ −

x ≤ −0.5 contains x ≤ −1. x ≤ −0.5 is the solution.

38. 5 14

23 35 6 14

5 204

x

xxx

− <

− <<<

and 5 1

32 2

6 5 16 6

1

x

xxx

+ < −

+ < −< −< −

x < −1 is the solution.

40. 6 10 86 18

3

xxx

− <<<

and 2 1 92 8

4

xxx

+ >>>

x < 3 and x > 4 do not overlap. No solution

42. 7 2 11 144 12

3

x xxx

+ ≥ +− ≥

≤ −

and 9 63

xx

+ ≥≥ −

x ≤ −3 and x ≥ −3 overlap at x = −3. x = −3 is the solution.

44. 4 2 5

6 9 183 12 2 4 5

8 513

x x

x xx

x

− −− ≤

− − + ≤− ≤

or 2 6

( 3)5 5

2 6 62 0

0

x

xxx

− + < −

− − < −− <

>

The solution is all real numbers.

Cumulative Review

45. 3 5 2 2 1 3 15 4 2 17( ) ( )x x x x x− + + − = − − + − = −

46. 6

Radius 3 in.2 2

dr= = = =

2 2 2Area 3 9 9 3 14 28 26 in.( ) ( . ) .r= π = π = π ≈ =

47. 3 5 85 8 3

( 1)( 5 ) ( 1)(8 3 ) 8 35 3 8

3 8

5

y xx y

x y yx y

yx

− =− = −

− − = − − = − += −

−=

48. 7 6 126 12 7

12 7

6

x yy x

xy

+ = −= − −

− −=

Classroom Quiz 2.7

1. 2 5 252 30

15

xxx

− <<<

and 2 63

xx

> −> −

−3 < x < 15 is the solution.

2. x > 7 and 3 1 293 30

10

xxx

− <<<

7 < x < 10 is the solution.

3. 2 2018

xx

− ≤ −≤ −

or 4 3 194 16

4

xxx

+ ≥≥≥

x ≤ −18 or x ≥ 4 is the solution.

2.8 Exercises

2. |x| < 6 −6 < x < 6

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4. |x + 6| < 3.5 3.5 6 3.59.5 2.5

xx

− < + <− < < −

6. 8 1212 8 12

4 20

− ≤− ≤ − ≤

− ≤ ≤

x

xx

8. 2 3 1111 2 3 1114 2 87 4

x

xx

x

+ ≤− ≤ + ≤− ≤ ≤− ≤ ≤

10. 2 3 1x − ≤ ⇔ 1 2 3 12 2 41 2

xx

x

− ≤ − ≤≤ ≤≤ ≤

12. |0.6 − 0.3x| < 9 ⇔ 9 0 6 0 3 99 6 0 3 8 432 2828 32

. .. . .

xx

xx

− < − <− < − <

> > −− < <

14. 1

4 73

x + <

17 4 7

321 12 2133 9

x

xx

− < + <

− < + <− < <

16. 3

1 24

( )x + <

32 1 2

48 8

13 3

11 5

3 3

( )x

x

x

− < + <

− < + <

− < <

18. 5 3

42

x − <

5 34 4

28 5 3 85 5 11

111

51

1 25

x

xx

x

x

−− < <

− < − <− < <

− < <

− < <

20. |x| ≥ 7 x ≥ 7 or x ≤ −7

22. |x + 4| > 7 4 7

11x

x+ < −

< − or 4 7

3x

x+ >

>

x < −11 or x > 3

24. |x − 6| ≥ 4 6 4 6 4

2 10x or x

x x− ≤ − − ≥

≤ ≥

x ≤ 2 or x ≥ 10

26. |6x − 5| ≥ 7 6 5 7

6 21

3

xx

x

− ≤ −≤ −

≤ −

or 6 5 76 12

2

xxx

− ≥≥≥

1

3x ≤ − or x ≥ 2

28. |0.5 − 0.1x| > 6 0 5 0 1 6

0 1 6 565

. .. .

xxx

− < −− < −

>

or 0 5 0 1 60 1 5 5

55

. .. .

xxx

− >− >

< −

x < −55 or x > 65

30. 1 3

14 8

x − >

1 31

4 82 3 8

2 55

21

22

x

xx

x

x

− < −

− < −< −

< −

< −

or 1 3

14 82 3 8

2 1111

21

52

x

xx

x

x

− >

− >>

>

>

12

2x < − or

15

2x >

32. 2

( 2) 45

x − ≤

24 ( 2) 4

520 2 4 2016 2 24

8 12

x

xx

x

− ≤ − ≤

− ≤ − ≤− ≤ ≤

− ≤ ≤

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34. |2x + 3| < 5 5 2 3 58 2 24 1

xx

x

− < + <− < <− < <

36. |4 − 3x| > 4 4 3 4

3 88

3

xx

x

− < −− < −

>

or 4 3 43 0

0

xxx

− >− >

<

x < 0 or 8

3x >

38. 0.12

17.48 0.12

m s

m

− ≤− ≤

0.12 17.48 0.1217.36 17.60

mm

− ≤ − ≤≤ ≤

40. 0 03

19 8 0 03

.

. .

n p

n

− ≤− ≤

0 03 19 8 0 0319 77 19 83

. . .

. .nn

− ≤ − ≤≤ ≤

Cumulative Review

41. 50 000045 4 5 10. . −= ×

42. |2x − 1| = 8 2 1 8

2 99

2

xx

x

− ==

=

or 2 1 82 7

7

2

xx

x

− = −= −

= −

43. 1

distance 2 circumference81

2 (2 radius)81

2 (2 3.14 19)3

29.83

⎡ ⎤= ⋅⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦⎡ ⎤= π ⋅⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦⎡ ⎤≈ ⋅ ⋅⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦

The end of the rope travels 29.83 meters.

44. 1

2 2 3061

2 2 3 14 306

62 8

distance ( )

( . )

.

= ⋅ π ⋅

≈ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅

The end of the wire travels 62.8 feet.

Classroom Quiz 2.8

1. 1 1

23 6

x − <

1 12 2

3 61 1

6( 2) 6 6(2)3 6

12 2 1 1211 2 1311 13

2 21 1

5 62 2

x

x

xx

x

x

− < − <

⎛ ⎞− < − <⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠

− < − <− < <

− < <

− < <

2. |3x + 12| ≤ 10 10 3 12 1022 3 222 2

3 31 2

73 3

xx

x

x

− ≤ + ≤− ≤ ≤ −

− ≤ ≤ −

− ≤ ≤ −

3. |4x − 3| > 21 4 3 21

4 1818

41

42

xx

x

x

− < −< −

< −

< −

or 4 3 214 24

6

xxx

− >>>

14

2x < − or x > 6

Career Exploration Problems

1. Let x = liters of 60% solution used. Then 14 − x = liters of 25% solution. 0 60 0 25 14 0 40 14

0 6 3 5 0 25 5 60 35 2 1

6

. . ( ) . ( ). . . .

. .

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

==

14 − x = 14 − 6 = 8 6 liters of 60% solution should be mixed with 8 liters of 25% solution.

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2. Let x = liters of 10% solution used. Then 15 − x = liters of 30% solution. 0 10 0 30 15 0 15 15

0 1 4 5 0 3 2 250 2 2 25

11 25

. . ( ) . ( ). . . .

. ..

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

15 − x = 15 − 11.25 = 3.75 11.25 liters of 10% solution should be mixed with 3.75 liters of 30% solution.

3. Let x be the actual alcohol content of the solution. |x − 40| ≤ 1.3

1 3 40 1 338 7 41 3

. .

. .xx

− ≤ − <≤ ≤

The minimum alcohol content is 38.7% and the maximum alcohol content is 41.3%.

4. Let x be the actual alcohol content of the solution. |x − 15| ≤ 0.7

0 7 15 0 714 3 15 7

. .

. .xx

− ≤ − ≤≤ ≤

The minimum alcohol content is 14.3% and the maximum alcohol content is 15.7%.

You Try It

1. 1 1

5 6 2 54 31 5 2 5

64 4 3 3

1 5 2 512 12 12 6 12 12

4 4 3 33 15 72 8 203 15 92 8

11 777

( ) ( )

( )

x x

x x

x x

x xx x

xx

+ = − −

+ = − +

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞+ = − +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠+ = − ++ = −

==

2. 2

2 22

22

22

( )

( )

( )

hA B b

hA B b

A h B bA hB hb

A hB hbA hB

bh

= +

⎡ ⎤= +⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦= += +

− =− =

3. |3x + 5| = 11 3 5 11

3 62

xxx

+ ===

or 3 5 113 16

16

3

xx

x

+ = −= −

= −

4. Let x = amount invested at 6%. Then 12,000 − x = amount invested at 9%. 0 06 0 09 12 000 960

0 06 1080 0 09 9601080 0 03 960

0 03 1204000

. . ( , ). .

.

.

x xx x

xxx

+ − =+ − =

− =− = −

=

12,000 − x = 8000 Therefore, $4000 was invested at 6% and $8000 at 9%.

5. a. 8 2 3 1 188 6 2 18

6 6 186 126 12

6 62

( )xxx

xx

x

− + ≤− − ≤− + ≤

− ≤− ≥− −

≥ −

b. 1 2

6 22 5

1 2 43

2 5 55 30 4 8

30 822

( ) ( )x x

x x

x xx

x

− < −

− < −

− < −− < −

<

6. 7 18

xx

+ > −> −

and 3 4 103 6

2

xxx

+ <<<

7. 5 2 85 10

2

xxx

+ ≤ −≤ −≤ −

or 4 3 94 12

3

xxx

− ≥≥≥

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8. |2x + 7| < 17 17 2 7 17

17 7 2 7 7 17 724 2 1024 2 10

2 2 212 5

xxxx

x

− < + <− − < + − < −

− < <− < <

− < <

9. 1

8 14

( )x + >

18 1

41

2 14

8 412

( )x

x

xx

+ < −

+ < −

+ < −< −

or 1

8 14

12 1

48 4

4

( )x

x

xx

+ >

+ >

+ >> −

Chapter 2 Review Problems

1. 7 3 5 187 5 3 5 5 18

12 3 1812 3 3 18 3

12 15

x xx x x x

xx

x

− = − −+ − = − + −

− = −− + = − +

= −

12 15

12 125 1

or 1.25 or 14 4

−=

= − − −

x

x

2. 8 2( 3) 24 ( 6)8 2 6 24 6

2 2 302 30 2

2828

x xx x

x xx x

xx

− + = − −− − = − +

− = −− + = −

− == −

3.

5( 2) 4 9 25 10 4 9

5 6 95 6 9

6 6 96 6 6 9 6

6 156 15

6 65 1

or 2 or 2.52 2

x x xx x

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− + = + −− + = − +

− = − ++ − = − + +

− =− + = +

=

=

=

4. 4 11 3

3 12 44 11 3

12 123 12 4

12 16 11 912 9 11 16

3 279

x x

x x

x xx x

xx

− = +

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− = +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

− = +− = +

==

5. 1 1 1

19 2 3

1 1 118 1 18

9 2 32 18 9 32 9 3 18

7 213

x x

x x

x xx x

xx

⎛ ⎞− = +⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠⎡ ⎤⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− = +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎢ ⎥

⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠⎣ ⎦− = +− = +− =

= −

6. 5 3(1.6 4.2)5 4.8 12.6

0.2 12.663

x xx xxx

= −= −= −= −

7. 1

222

2 2 or

P ab

P abP ab

b bP P

a ab b

=

=

=

= =

8. 2(3 2 ) 6 3( 2 )6 4 6 3 6

4 3 62 3

3 22

3

ax y ax ax yax y ax ax y

y ax yy ax

ax yy

ax

− − = − +− − = − −

− = − −= −= −

= −

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9. a. 5 160

99 5 160

5 160 95 9 160

9 160

5

FC

C FF C

F CC

F

−=

= −− =

= ++=

b. 9(10) 160 250

505 5

50 when 10 .

F

F C

+= = =

= ° = °

10. a. 2 22 2

2 22

2

P W LP L W

W P LP L

W

= +− =

= −−=

b. 100 2(20.5)

2100 41

259

229.5

W−=

−=

=

=

W = 29.5 meters

11. |2x − 7| = 9 2 7 9

2 168

xxx

− ===

or 2 7 92 2

1

xxx

− = −= −= −

12. |5x + 2| = 7 5 2 7

5 51

xxx

+ ===

or 5 2 75 9

9

5

xx

x

+ = −= −

= −

13. |3 − x| = |5 − 2x| 3 5 2

2x xx

− = −=

or 3 (5 2 )3 5 2

3 88

3

x xx xx

x

− = − −− = − +

− = −

=

14. |x + 8| = |2x − 4| 8 2 4

1212

x xxx

+ = −− = −

=

or 8 2 43 4

4

3

x xx

x

+ = − += −

= −

15. 1

3 84

x − =

13 8

412 32

44

x

xx

− =

− ==

or 1

3 84

12 3220

x

xx

− = −

− = −= −

16. 2 8 7 12

2 8 5

x

x

− + =− =

2 8 52 13

13

2

xx

x

− ==

=

or 2 8 52 3

3

2

xx

x

− = −=

=

17. 2 242 2(2 3) 221 2 3

3 186

P L WW W

W WWW

= += + += + +==

2W + 3 = 15 The width is 6 feet and the length is 15 feet.

18. Let x = the number of women. Then 2x − 200 = the number of men. 2 200 280

3 200 2803 480

160

x xx

xx

− + =− =

==

2x − 200 = 120 There are 160 women and 120 men attending Western Tech.

19. Let x = miles she drove. 3(38) 0.15 150

114 0.15 1500.15 36

240

xxxx

+ =+ =

==

She drove 240 miles.

20. Let x = the amount withheld for retirement. Then x + 13 = the amount withheld for state tax, and 3(x + 13) = the amount withheld for federal tax.

13 3( 13) 1022 13 3 39 102

5 52 1025 50

10

x x xx x

xxx

+ + + + =+ + + =

+ ===

x + 13 = 23 3(x + 13) = 69 $10 is withheld for retirement, $23 for state tax, and $69 for federal tax.

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21. Let x = the number of tickets Nicholas sold. Then 2x − 5 = the number of tickets Emma sold, and 2x + 10 = the number of tickets Jackson sold.

2 5 2 10 1805 175

35

x x xxx

+ − + + ===

2x − 5 = 65 2x + 10 = 80 Nicholas sold 35 tickets, Emma sold 65 tickets, and Jackson sold 80 tickets.

22. Let x = the number of students enrolled five years ago.

0.15 24151.15 2415

2100

x xxx

+ ===

2100 students were enrolled five years ago.

23. Let x = amount invested at 11%. Then 9000 − x = the amount invested at 6%. 0.11 0.06(9000 ) 815

0.11 540 0.06 815540 0.05 815

0.05 2755500

x xx x

xxx

+ − =+ − =

+ ===

9000 − x = 3500 He invested $5500 at 11% and $3500 at 6%.

24. Let x = the number of liters of 2% acid. Then 24 − x = the number of liters of 5% acid. 0.02 0.05(24 ) 0.04(24)0.02 1.2 0.05 0.96

0.03 0.248

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

24 − x = 16 He should use 8 liters of the 2% acid and 16 liters of the 5% acid.

25. Let x = the number of pounds of the $4.25 a pound coffee. Then 30 − x = the number of pounds of the $4.50 a pound coffee. 4.25 4.50(30 ) 4.40(30)

4.25 135 4.5 1320.25 3

12

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

30 − x = 18 12 pounds of $4.25 and 18 pounds of $4.50 should be used.

26. Let x = current full-time students. 1 1

(890 ) 3802 3

3 1780 2 2280500

x x

x xx

+ − =

+ − ==

890 − 500 = 390 The present number of students is 500 full-time and 390 part-time.

27. 7 8 52 82 8

2 24

x xxx

x

+ << −

−<

< −

28. 9 3 123 33 3

3 31

x xxx

x

+ <− < −− −>− −

>

29. 3(3 2) 4 169 6 4 16

9 4 16 65 105 10

5 52

− ≤ −− ≤ −

− ≤ − +≤ −

−≤

≤ −

x xx x

x xxx

x

30. 5 1 5

3 6 65 1 5

6 63 6 6

10 6 56 5 10

5 55 5

5 51

x x

x x

x xx x

xx

x

− ≥ − +

⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞− ≥ − +⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

− ≥ − +− + ≥ −

− ≥ −− −≤− −

31. 1 1 5

( 2) ( 5)3 4 3

1 1 512 ( 2) 12 ( 5)

3 4 34( 2) 3( 5) 20

4 8 3 15 204 8 3 5

4 3 5 83

x x

x x

x xx xx x

x xx

− < + −

⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤− < + −⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦ ⎣ ⎦− < + −− < + −− < −

− < − +<

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32. 1

( 2) 3 5( 2)3

13 ( 2) 3[3 5( 2)]

32 9 15( 2)2 9 15 302 6 30

6 30 27 28

4

x x x

x x x

x x xx x xx x

x xxx

+ > − −

⎡ ⎤+ > − −⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦+ > − −+ > − ++ > − +

+ > −>>

33. −3 ≤ x < 2

34. −8 ≤ x ≤ −4

35. x < −2 or x ≥ 5

36. x > −5 and x < −1

37. x > −8 and x < −3

38. 3 85

xx

+ >>

or 2 64

xx

+ <<

39. 2 79

xx

− >>

or 3 21

xx

+ << −

40. 3 85

xx

+ >>

and 4 22

xx

− < −<

Since x cannot be both > 5 and < 2, there is no solution.

41. 1 5 86 3

xx

− < + <− < <

42. 0 5 3 175 3 125

43

54

32

4 13

xx

x

x

x

≤ − ≤− ≤ − ≤

≥ ≥ −

− ≤ ≤

− ≤ ≤

43. 105

2 7 32

x

xx <

<

− < and 5 1 85 9

9

5

xx

x

− ≥≥

95

54

15

x

x

≤ <

≤ < 5

44. 4 2 84 10

5

2

xx

x

− <<

<

or 3 1 43 3

1

xxx

+ >>>

The solution is all real numbers.

45. |x + 7| < 15 15 7 1522 8

xx

− < + <− < <

46. |x + 9| < 18 18 9 1827 9

xx

− < + <− < <

47. 1 7

22 4

x + <

7 1 72

4 2 47 2 8 7

15 2 115 1

2 21 1

72 2

x

xx

x

x

− < + <

− < + <− < < −

− < < −

− < < −

48. |2x − 1| ≥ 9 2 1 9

2 84

xxx

− ≤ −≤ −≤ −

or 2 1 92 10

5

xxx

− ≥≥≥

49. |3x − 1| ≥ 2 3 1 2

3 11

3

xx

x

− ≤ −≤ −

≤ −

or 3 1 23 3

1

xxx

− ≥≥≥

50. |2(x − 5)| ≥ 2 2( 5) 22 10 2

2 84

xx

xx

− ≤ −− ≤ −

≤≤

or 2( 5) 22 10 2

2 126

xx

xx

− ≥− ≥

≥≥

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51. Let x = the number of minutes he talks. 3.95 0.65( 1) 13.05

3.95 0.65 0.65 13.050.65 9.75

15

+ − ≤+ − ≤

≤≤

xx

xx

He can talk for a maximum of 15 minutes.

52. Let x = the number of packages. 170 200 77.5 1765

77.5 139518

xxx

+ + ≤≤≤

A maximum of eighteen packages can be carried.

53. Let x = number of cubic yards. 40 28 250

28 2107.5

xxx

+ ≤≤≤

He can order a maximum of 7 cubic yards.

54. 1.04(2,312,000) 1.06(2,854,000)2,404,480 3,025,240

xx

≤ ≤≤ ≤

55. 4 7 3( 3)4 7 3 9

7 3 9 410 510 5

10 101

or 0.52

x xx x

x xxx

x

− = +− = +

− − = −− =− =− −

= − −

56. 3

164

316

44

( 16)34 64

3

H B

B H

B H

HB

= −

= +

= +

+=

57. Let x = number of grams of 77% copper. Then 100 − x = number of grams of 92% copper. 0.77 0.92(100 ) 0.80(100)

0.77 92 0.92 800.15 12

80

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

100 − x = 20 She should use 80 grams of 77% copper and 20 grams of 92% copper.

58. 7 12 92 12

6

x xxx

+ <− < −

>

59. 2 5 1

3 53 6 24 5 18 3 30

18 3 304 12

3

x x x

x x xx x

xx

− − ≤ −

− − ≤ −− − ≤ −

− ≤ −≥

60. 2 1 43 3

xx

− ≤ + ≤− ≤ ≤

61. 2 3 52 8

4

xxx

+ < −< −< −

or 2 13

xx

− >>

62. 2 7 4 5

2 7 1

x

x

− + =− =

2 7 12 6

3

xxx

− = −==

or 2 7 12 8

4

xxx

− ===

63. 2 1

33 2

x − ≤

2 13 3

3 218 4 3 1815 4 2115 21

4 4

x

xx

x

− ≤ − ≤

− ≤ − ≤− ≤ ≤

− ≤ ≤

64. |2 − 5x − 4| > 13 2 5 4 13

5 153

xxx

− − >− >

< −

or 2 5 4 135 11

11

5

xx

x

− − < −− < −

>

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1. 5 8 6 105 6 8 6 6 10

11 8 1011 8 8 10 8

11 211 2

11 112

11

x xx x x x

xx

xx

x

− = − −+ − = − + −

− = −− + = − +

= −−=

= −

2. 3(7 2 ) 14 8( 1)21 6 14 8 821 6 22 8

21 6 8 22 8 821 2 22

21 21 2 22 212 1

1 or 0.5

2

x xx xx x

x x x xxxx

x

− = − −− = − +− = −

− + = − ++ =

− + = −=

=

3. 1

( 1) 4 4(3 2)3

13 ( 1) 4 3[4(3 2)]

31( 1) 12 12(3 2)

1 12 36 2413 36 24

36 24 1337 37

1

x x

x x

x xx x

x xx x

xx

− + + = −

⎡ ⎤− + + = −⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦− + + = −− + + = −

− + = −− − = − −

− = −=

4. 0.5 1.2 4 3.05100(0.5 1.2) 100(4 3.05)

50 120 400 305120 305 400 50

425 350 350 425425 17(25) 17

350 14(25) 1417 3

or 114 14

+ = −+ = −+ = −+ = −

= ⇒ =

= = =

=

x xx xx x

x xx x

x

x

5. ( 1)L a d nL a dn d

L a d dnL a d

nd

= + −= + −

− + =− +=

6. 1

22

22

A bh

A bhbh A

Ab

h

=

==

=

7.

2

2

2(15) cm

10 cm3 cm

Ab

h

b

b

=

=

=

8. 1 1

32 4

4 2 12 12 4 12 1

4 12 1

2

H r b

H r br H b

H br

= + −

= + −= − +

− +=

9. |5x − 2| = 37 5 2 37

5 3939

5

xx

x

− ==

=

or 5 2 375 35

7

xxx

− = −= −= −

10. 1

3 2 42

13 6

2

x

x

+ − =

+ =

13 6

26 12

6

x

xx

+ =

+ ==

or 1

3 62

6 1218

x

xx

+ = −

+ = −= −

11. Let x = the length of first side. Then 2x = the length of the second side, and x + 5 = the length of the third side.

2 5 694 64

16

x x xxx

+ + + ===

2x = 32 x + 5 = 21 The first side is 16 meters, the second side is 32 meters, and the third side is 21 meters.

12. Let x = electric bill for August. 0 05 24890 95 2489

2620

.

.x x

xx

− ===

The electric bill for August was $2620.

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13. Let x = gallons of 50% antifreeze. Then 10 − x = gallons of 90% antifreeze. 0.50 0.90(10 ) 0.60(10)

0.5 9 0.9 60.4 3

7.5

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

10 − 7.5 = 2.5 She should use 2.5 gallons of 90% and 7.5 gallons of 50%.

14. Let x = amount invested at 6%. Then 5000 − x = amount invested at 10%. 0.06 0.10(5000 ) 428

0.06 500 0.1 4280.04 72

1800

x xx x

xx

+ − =+ − =

− = −=

5000 − x = 3200 $1800 was invested at 6% and $3200 was invested at 10%.

15. 5 6 2 218 168 16

8 82

x xxx

x

− < +− <− >− −

> −

16. 1 1 1 5

(2 3 )2 3 2 3

1 1 1 56 (2 3 ) 6

2 3 2 33 4 6 3 10

1 6 3 106 3 10 1

9 99 9

9 91

x x

x x

x xx x

x xxx

x

− + − ≥ +

⎡ ⎤ ⎛ ⎞− + − ≥ +⎜ ⎟⎢ ⎥⎣ ⎦ ⎝ ⎠− + − ≥ +

− ≥ +− − ≥ −

− ≥− ≤− −

≤ −

17. 11 2 1 310 2 2

5 1

xx

x

− < − ≤ −− < ≤ −

− < ≤ −

18. 4 6xx

− ≤ −≤ −2

or 2 1 32 2

1

xxx

+ ≥≥≥

19. |7x − 3| ≤ 18 18 7 3 1815 7 2115

37

xx

x

− ≤ − ≤− ≤ ≤

− ≤ ≤

20. |3x + 1| > 7 3 1 7

3 88

3

xx

x

+ < −< −

< −

or 3 1 73 6

2

xxx

+ >>>

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