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# x = 3x/2 − 1. What is the value of x?

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x = 3x/2 − 1. What is the value of x?

A. 1/2

B. 2/3

C. 1

D. 3/2

E. 2

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13 May 2018, 20:30
x = 3x/2 − 1 or (3*x/2 - x) = 1 or x/2 = 1 or x = 2
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Updated on: 14 Jul 2018, 18:50
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$$x = \frac{3x}{2}-1$$

$$x+1 = \frac{3x}{2}$$

$$2x + 2 = 3x$$

$$x=2$$

Hence option E
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14 Jul 2018, 18:18
Bunuel wrote:
x = 3x/2 − 1. What is the value of x?

A. 1/2

B. 2/3

C. 1

D. 3/2

E. 2

Multiplying both sides by 2, we have:

2x = 3x - 2

2 = x

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