2x=5x-2 slove for x

Algebra
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i have to slove the equation for x and list the steps and properties i used to get the answer 

Oct 13th, 2015

Here is my solution. Feel free to ask for clarification.

I crossed out things that canceled.

1.  add 2 to both sides

2x+2=5x-2+2

2x+2=5x

2. subtract 2x from both sides

2x-2x+2=5x-2x

2=3x

3. Divide both sides by 3

2/3=3x/3

2/3 = x


Don't be afraid to ask me any more questions.
Oct 13th, 2015

Oops Forgot the properties. give me one minute.

Oct 13th, 2015

For 1 it's additive.

For 2 its subtractive.

For 3 its divisive. 

I apologize for forgetting the properties.

Oct 13th, 2015

2/5=1/5x -2/3 solve for x and list proporties 

Oct 13th, 2015

I will only do this additional question.  If you want more than that you will need to submit another question.

Oct 13th, 2015

First find a common denominator. 

3*5 = 15  The denominator is now going to be 15.  All fractions with denominator 3 will be multiplied by 5 and the fractions with denominator 5 will be multiplied by 3.

(2*3)/15=(1*3)x/15-(2*5)/15

6/15=3x/15-2/15

1. add 2/15 to both sides (additive property)

6/15+2/15=3x/15-2/15+2/15

8/15=3x/15

2. Multiply both sides by 15 (multiplicative property)

8/15*15=3x/15*15

8=3x

3. Divide both sides by 3 (divisive property)

8/3=3x/3

8/3=x

Oct 13th, 2015

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