Posted by **Geoff** on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 3:30pm.

Could someone check this equation for me please.I have added the steps I have done so far.

7x +9 = 5x-5

subtract 5x from both sides and simplify

2x+9=5

subtract 9 from both sides

2x=-4

divide by 2

x=-2

Thought I had done it right but each side does not add up equally if x = -2.

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