5 - x - 2 = 3+4x +5
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The first step is to combine like terms on the right side, and combine like terms on the left side.
3-x=8+4x Let's add x to both sides.
3=8+5x Subtract 8 from both sides
-5=5x Divide by 5 to both sides
I'm still confused
What is confusing you exactly? I can add a lot more detail if you would like.
No, you cannot.
Before I continue to explain, here are a few things you need to know
variables= are numbers represented by letters (so in this problem, that is the x)
constants= any number that is listed
You can only add like terms (constants with constants, variables with variables).
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