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SOLVING EQUATIONS WITH ONE UNKNOWN

1) 6x + 5 = 5x - 7
POSITIVE POSITIVE
GROUP NUMBERS WITH x ON THE LEFT AND NUMBERS ON THE RIGHT:

2) 6x - 5x = -7 - 5
NEGATIVE NEGATIVE
NOTICE THAT WHEN A NUMBER CHANGES SIDE, HIS SIGN ALSO CHANGES:

ADD EACH SIDES:

3) x = -12

RULES ON CHANGE OF SIGN:

4x + 5 MEANS 4x +

AND - 5 MEANS +
STEP 1 TO 2
ADDING NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE NUMBERS:

POSITIVE + NEGATIVE = NEGATIVE

NEGATIVE + NEGATIVE = NEGATIVE

POSITIVE + POSITIVE = POSITIVE

WHEN YOU COME TO STEP 2 AND IF YOU HAVE THIS:

4x = 7

DON'T PANIC

7
x =
4

OTHER RULES WILL APPLY:


4x = - 7
OR - 4x = 7
7
x = -
4

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THE RIGHT:

ALSO CHANGES:

(+5)

(-5)

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