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If 3(x + 1) + 3(x − 1) = 10/27 , what is the value of x?

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If 3(x + 1) + 3(x − 1) = \(\frac{10}{27}\) , what is the value of x?

1. 3

2. 2

3. \(\frac{1}{2}\)

4. \(\frac{-1}{2}\)

5. −2
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If 3(x + 1) + 3(x − 1) = \(\frac{10}{27}\) , what is the value of x?

1. 3

2. 2

3. \(\frac{1}{2}\)

4. \(\frac{-1}{2}\)

5. −2


Expand to get: 3x + 3 + 3x - 3 = 10/27
Simplify: 6x = 10/27
Divide both sides by 6 to get: x = (10/27)/6 = (10/27)(1/6) = 5/81

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