Posted by marissa on .
2x7+x=115x+6

Algebra1 
Ms. Sue,
2x7+x=115x+6
3x + 5x = 17 + 7
8x = 25
x = ? 
Algebra1 
marissa,
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Algebra1  correction 
Ms. Sue,
I goofed: 17 + 7 = 24 (not 25)
8x = 24
x = 3 
Algebra1 
marissa,
How would i get the problem to become 3x+5x=17+7...do i add like terms?

Algebra1 
Ms. Sue,
Right. You need to combine like terms.