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1-51.

Find the error in the solution at right. Identify the error and solve the equation correctly. Homework Help ✎

$\left. \begin{array}{l}{ 4.1 x = 9.5 x + 23.7 }\\{ - 4.1 x = - 4.1 x }\\{ 5.4 x = 23.7 }\\{ \frac {5.4 x}{5.4} = \frac { 23.7 } { 5.4 } }\\{ x = 4.39 }\end{array} \right.$

In the first step, 4.1x was subtracted from both sides of the equation. The solver says that $4.1x−4.1x=5.4x$; what does it really equal? What is really left on the right side of the equation? Solve the equation from there.

$0=5.4x+23.7$

$x\approx−4.39$