# If 5x - 17 = -x + 7, then x =?

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- sparrowLv 76 months ago
Add like terms. This is anything that contains an x.

5x - 17 = -x + 7

+x. . . . . .+x

___________

6x - 17 = 7

. . .+17 = +17

6x = 24

Divide both sides by 6

x = 24/6 = 4

x = 4

- lenpol7Lv 76 months ago
5x - 17 = -x + 7

Add 'x' to both sides

6x - 17 = 7

Add '17' to both sides

6x = 24

Divide both sides by '6'

x = 4

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- MichaelLv 76 months ago
5x - 17 = -x + 7

Add x to both sides

6x - 17 = 7

Add 17 to both sides

6x = 24

Divide both sides by 6

x = 4 <–––––––

- ?Lv 76 months ago
5x - 17 = -x + 7

5x + x - 17 = -x + x + 7

6x - 17 = 7

6x - 17 + 17 = 7 + 17

6x = 24

6x/6 = 24/6

x = 4.................ANS

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