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3-85.

For each equation, a possible solution is given. Check to see if the given solution is correct.

If

, then does ?Substitute the possible answer for

.If the numbers on both sides of the equation sign are the same once simplified, then the possible answer is correct.

Yes

If

, then does ?Follow the steps in part (a).

No

If

, then does ?Follow the steps in part (a).

If

, then does ?How does the negative in front of the parentheses change what is inside?

Follow the steps in part (a).