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1-36.

Solve the following linear equations. Homework Help ✎

Subtract 1 from each side.

8*x* + 1 = −*x* − 1

−1 −1

8*x* = −*x* − 2

Add *x* to both sides.

8*x* = −*x* − 2

+*x* +*x*

9*x* = −2

Divide both sides by 9

Combine like terms on either side of the equation.

−4*x* − 3 = −4*x* − 4

Add 3 to both sides.

−4*x* − 3 = −4*x* − 4

+3 +3

−4*x* = −4*x* − 1

Add 4*x* to both sides.

−4*x* = −4*x* − 1

+4*x* +4*x*

0 = 1

No solution. Do you see why?

Refer to part (a).

Refer to part (b).