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Jenna wants to solve the equation .

  1. What easier equation could she solve instead that would give her the same solution? (In other words, what equivalent equation has easier numbers to work with?)

    Divide both sides by .

  2. Justify that your equation in part (a) is equivalent to by showing that they have the same solution.

    Solve both equations.

  3. Now Jenna wants to solve . Write and solve an equivalent equation with easier numbers that would give her the same answer.

    Multiply both sides by and simplify. Remember to check your work.