# math

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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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