SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 573: Answer and Explanation
Which value of x satisfies the equation above?
- A. –5
- B. –3
- C. –1
- D. 1
Correct Answer: A
Category: Heart of Algebra / Linear Equations
Strategic Advice: Choose the best strategy to answer the question. If you distribute the , it creates messy numbers. Instead, clear the fraction by multiplying both sides of the equation by 3. Then use inverse operations to solve for x.
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