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Simplify by collecting the like terms: 5x - 4x + 7= 8 - 2

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

5x-4x=8-2-7

OpenStudy (diyadiya):

x=-1

OpenStudy (anonymous):

x=-1

OpenStudy (anonymous):

First combine like terms, which would be numbers attached to a variable and numbers that are not attached to a variable. Five of X minus four of X would equal only one X. So then you'd have X left, so use basic math to figure out the other non variable numbers and what they come out to.

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