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How do you solve 2(x-3) + 5x = 4(x+2) - 5 ?

 May 19, 2015

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2(x - 3) + 5x = 4(x + 2) -5 ..... Expand

 

2x - 6 + 5x = 4x + 8 -5 ...... Collect like terms

 

7x - 6 = 4x + 3 ....... Simplify

 

3x = 9

 

x = 3

 

 

To check:

2(3-3) + 5*3 = 4(3 + 2) - 5

0 + 15 = 4*5 -5

15 = 20 - 5

15 = 15

 May 20, 2015
 #1
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+5
Best Answer

 

2(x - 3) + 5x = 4(x + 2) -5 ..... Expand

 

2x - 6 + 5x = 4x + 8 -5 ...... Collect like terms

 

7x - 6 = 4x + 3 ....... Simplify

 

3x = 9

 

x = 3

 

 

To check:

2(3-3) + 5*3 = 4(3 + 2) - 5

0 + 15 = 4*5 -5

15 = 20 - 5

15 = 15

zacismyname May 20, 2015

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