SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS

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LINEAR EQUATIONS - Solve for x in the following equation.

Example 1:

5 x - 6 = 3 x - 8

Subtract 3x from both sides of the equation:

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Add 6 to both sides of the equation:

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Divide both sides by 2:

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The answer is x = - 1




Check the solution by substituting -1 in the original equation for x. If the left side of the equation equals the right side of the equation after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.


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