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Solve the equation: Give your answer as a fraction in its lowest terms:

2x-5=7-6x

I'm getting -1/3 but i think that's wrong!?!

Would appreciate some help please thanks! M

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8x = 12
x = 12/8 = 3/2

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Add 6x and 5 to both sides.

8x = 12

Divide both sides by 8.

x = 1.5

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Maybe I'm reading it wrong but it looks like two DIFFERENT answers. Mykmoloko how'd you come up with the answer -3, I'm trying to understnad the way the methods work. Thanks M

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drwls's and PsyDAG's answers are the same. They are math teachers/tutors. I'd trust their process and answers.

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