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What could be the first step in simplifying the equation below? 5x + 3=25x-7

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dividing 25x by 5x then subtracting 3 from both sides

Guest Feb 17, 2017
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A couple of things that you could do as first step

option one:  Add 7 to both sides

option two:   subtract 5x from both sides.

ElectricPavlov  Feb 17, 2017

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