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# It has been a very long time and am trying to figure this one out. Is there somebody who can help me out pleas?

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2x + 6 = 5

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- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
2x=5-6

2x=-1

x=-1/2

- 7 years ago
It's simple really. The whole point of solving is to isolate x, so:

1) Subtract 6 from both sides.

2x+6=5

2x+6-6=5-6

2x=-1

2) Divide both sides by 2.

2x/2=-1/2

x=-1/2

- 7 years ago
First subtract 6 from both sides (2x + 6 - 6 = 5 - 6 [remember, you have to subtract 6 from both sides or you will be changing the equation.]).

Then, to isolate the x, divide both sides by 2 (for the same reason above... you must do the operation on both sides or else you are changing the equation):

(2x/2)=(-1)/(2).

Hope that helps.

Source(s): Years of math. - BattleaxeLv 77 years ago
2x + 6 = 5

subtract 6 from both sides:

2x = -1

divide both sides by 2:

x = -1/2

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