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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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    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.
  • 7 years ago

    2x + 6 = 5

    subtract 6 from both sides:

    2x = -1

    divide both sides by 2:

    x = -1/2

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  • 7 years ago

    -1/2

  • 7 years ago

    2x=-1

    x=-1/2

    You should do your homework by yourself.

  • 7 years ago

    subtract 6, then divide by 2

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