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    What do I need to do with this equation?

    20x -10 = 6+12x

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    Re: What do I need to do with this equation?

    20x -10 = 6+12x

    You have to solve for x, so you need to isolate x, to do that, you can subtract 12x from both sides: 20x-10-12x =6+12x-12x and you will get -> 8x-10=6, now add 10 to both sides and you get rid of that -10 on the left side and you will have -> 8x=6+10=16, now you have 8x=16, you can divide both sides by 8 to get rid of that 8 next to x and you will get -> x=\frac{16}{8} -> x=2.
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    Re: What do I need to do with this equation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sb2011 View Post
    20x -10 = 6+12x
    add 10 and subtract 12x from both sides ...
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    Re: What do I need to do with this equation?

    I don't know why I didn't see it! More practice is needed I suppose. Thanks again guys!
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