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    ANOTHER BASIC EQUATION

    ax-5=bx+2

    Solve for X
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    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.
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