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How to solve this ? ( math question )

Asked by AssyrianKing9 (178points) January 18th, 2014

Please explain how to solve this: 2x + 3 = 5x – 3

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thorninmud's avatar

You solve this by moving terms from one side of the ”=” to the other, so that you have the “x” terms on one side, and the integers on the other side. Remember that when a term goes from one side to the other, it changes sign (i.e. if it’s a positive term it becomes negative, and vice versa). Once you’ve done this, the answer should become apparent.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

5x-2x = 3+3
3x = 6

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Thank you for your answers, they really helped.

dxs's avatar

Yep! Everything with an “x” on one side, and everything without an “x” on the other.

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