Posted by **nicky** on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2:28pm.

Solve for x.

5x - 6 = 4x + 8

A)x = -14

B)x = -2

C)x = 2

D)x = 14

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:16pm
What do YOU think the answer is?

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**nicky**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:18pm
i don't know that's why i ASKED

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:25pm
5x - 6 = 4x + 8

5x - 4x - 6 + 6 = 4x - 4x + 8 + 6

x = 14

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**Anonymous**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:18pm
can you explain how you got the two sixes and how you got all of that to get the answer

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:30pm
I added 6 to both sides of the equation.

The 6's on the left side of the equation cancel each other out. That leaves x = 8 + 6

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**Anonymous**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:53pm
im sorry i know you might think im stupid but i just need help on this but why six

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 6:23pm
The object is to get the unknowns on one side of the equation and the knowns on the other side.

On the left side, the original equation is: 5x - 6

We need to add 6 to both sides in order to move it to the right side.

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