3x+5=x-3 ?? solve this equation. i got this one from a mathematics refresher 2012...

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beckden eNotes educator| Certified Educator

3x+5 = x-3

Subtract x from both sides

2x+5 = -3

Subtract 5 from both sides

2x = -8

Now divide both sides by 2

x = -4  Which is our answer

ik9744 | Student

3x+5=x-3

2x+5=-3

2x=-3-5  

2x = - 8

x = - 4