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what is 5x + 2 i'm really stuck

Guest Jan 14, 2018

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It is a mathematical EXPRESSION (NOT an equation), and as such , it can be ANY value.

IF you meant to ask : "What is  5x + 2 =0 ? " , then you have an EQUATION that can be solved thusly:

5x+2=0        Subtract 2 from both sides of the EQUATION

5x = -2         Divide both sides by 5

x = -2/5

ElectricPavlov  Jan 14, 2018
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#1
+10761
+3

It is a mathematical EXPRESSION (NOT an equation), and as such , it can be ANY value.

IF you meant to ask : "What is  5x + 2 =0 ? " , then you have an EQUATION that can be solved thusly:

5x+2=0        Subtract 2 from both sides of the EQUATION

5x = -2         Divide both sides by 5

x = -2/5

ElectricPavlov  Jan 14, 2018

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