solve 5x+2=ax -1 for x. assume that a is not 0. Describe each step.

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solve 5x+2=ax -1 for x. assume that a is not 0. Describe each step.

Oct 13th, 2014

*I solved for  A on accident last time* 

5x+2=ax -1 for x

1. Move the 2 over by subtracting it.

 5x+2=ax -1

5x=ax-1-2

5x=ax-3

2. Subtract ax to the other side

5x=ax-3

5x-ax=-3

2. Undistribute the x 

5x-ax=-3

x(5-a)=-3

3. Divide by 5-a 

x= -3/ 5-a 



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