ax-5=bx+2

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- Sep 28th 2008, 01:39 AMcaligyrl4lyfeANOTHER BASIC EQUATION
ax-5=bx+2

Solve for X - Sep 28th 2008, 02:13 AMMatt Westwood
Put everything with x in it onto one side, and everything else on the other.

So subtract bx from both sides to accomplish the first, and then add 5 to both sides to accomplish the second.

Then you can use the distributive law to factor x out of the expression you get on the LHS and then you just need to divide by the factor of x that you get as a result.