Posted by Amie on .
5x 3 = 11 + 12x
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

algebra 
bobpursley,
you have it, x=2

algebra 
Amie,
thank you

algebra 
Reiny,
You 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 = 103 = 13
RS = 11 + 12(2) = 11  24 = 13
YEAH!