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please help. how do I solve this equation- 7x + 4 = 5x + 16

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    7x+4 = 5x+16
    7x+4-5x = 5x+16-5x
    2x+4 = 16
    2x+4-4 = 16-4
    2x = 12
    x = 6

    check:
    7*6+4 = 46
    5*6+16 = 46

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    7x + 4 = 5x + 16

    2x = 12

    x = ?

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    thank you very much, Steve, Ms. Sue.

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    You're very welcome, Nima.

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