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Posted by **Amie** on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:46am.

combine like figures

add 3 to both sides to remove the 3

5x= 14+ 12x

Now I get confused. If I remove the 12x I have to subtract 12x from 5x which gives me an answer of -7x=14 would the correct answer thus be x= -2?

thanks

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**bobpursley**, Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:48amyou have it, x=-2

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**Amie**, Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:50amthank you

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**Reiny**, Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:52amYou are correct, no reason to become confused, your steps are ok

After solving any equation, you can always check your answer by simply subbing it back into equation.

If it is correct the left side (LS) will be equal to the right side (RS)

LS = 5(-2)-3 = -10-3 = -13

RS = 11 + 12(-2) = 11 - 24 = -13

YEAH!

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