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Solve for x.

5x - 6 = 4x + 8

A)x = -14

B)x = -2

C)x = 2

D)x = 14

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    What do YOU think the answer is?

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    i don't know that's why i ASKED

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    5x - 6 = 4x + 8

    5x - 4x - 6 + 6 = 4x - 4x + 8 + 6
    x = 14

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    can you explain how you got the two sixes and how you got all of that to get the answer

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    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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    im sorry i know you might think im stupid but i just need help on this but why six

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    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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