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While Jenna was solving the equation , she wondered if she could first change the equation to . What do you think? Homework Help ✎

  1. Solve both equations and verify that they have the same solution.

    Subtract from both sides. Then, divide both sides by .

    Subtract from both sides.

  2. What did Jenna do to the equation to change it to ?

    Are the expressions on both sides of the equation divisible by ?

  3. Use the same method to rewrite and solve .

    See part (b).