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1-36.

Solve the following linear equations. Homework Help ✎

Subtract 1 from each side.
8x + 1 = −x − 1
−1 −1
8x = −x − 2

Add x to both sides.

8x = −x − 2
+x +x
9x = −2

Divide both sides by 9

Combine like terms on either side of the equation.
−4x − 3 = −4x − 4

Add 3 to both sides.

−4x − 3 = −4x − 4
+3 +3
−4x = −4x − 1

Add 4x to both sides.
−4x = −4x − 1
+4x +4x
0 = 1

No solution. Do you see why?

Refer to part (a).

Refer to part (b).