Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 years ago

How do I solve "5x + 2 = 6 - 3x"?

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  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Start by getting your all your like terms on the same side of the equation, and then combine them. You might want to combine the variables on one side, and the constants on the other. Then look at your multiplicative inverse property to see if it might help isolate the variable.

    If you need more help, please clarify where you are in the process and what's giving you trouble. I'd be more than happy to continue to assist.

  • 8 years ago

    X=1/2

  • Duck
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    5x + 2 = 6 - 3x

    5x + 2 + 3x = 6 - 3x + 3x (add 3x to both sides)

    8x + 2 = 6

    8x + 2 - 2 = 6 - 2 (subtract 2 from both sides)

    8x = 4

    8x/8 = 4/8 (divide both sides by 8)

    x = 4/8 = 1/2

  • Zarn
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    How do you solve?

    Well, do this:

    Add 3x to both sides:

    8x + 2 = 6

    Subtract 2 from both sides:

    8x = 4

    Divide both sides by 8:

    x = 4 / 8 = 1 / 2

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  • 8 years ago

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

    8x+2=6 (-2)

    8x=4 (/8)

    x=1/2

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