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    help solving

    First let me say thanks in advance for any and all help received.

    3x+4=16

    Thanks again,
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    3x+4=16
    Subtract four from both sides of the equation:
    3x=12
    Divide both sides of the equation by 3:
     <br />
x=4<br />
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quacky View Post
    3x+4=16
    Subtract four from both sides of the equation:
    3x=12
    Divide both sides of the equation by 3:
     <br />
x=4<br />

    Thanks a lot for the quick response.

    So to do 2x-5=3, do I add 5 to both sides?
    2x-5= 3
    +5 +5
    2x = 8 then divide by 2 leaving the answer 4?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gmhill33 View Post
    Thanks a lot for the quick response.

    So to do 2x-5=3, do I add 5 to both sides?
    2x-5= 3
    +5 +5
    2x = 8 then divide by 2 leaving the answer 4?


    Thanks,
    Gary
    Exactly, Gary. No go and practice on a bunch of 'em.
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