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i really dont understand this equation -34=6x-42-8x please help me
combine like terms on left side -34 = -2*x-42 Is it simpler now?
solve for x in the equation -34=6x-42-8x -34 = -2*x-42 add like terms that is 6x and -8x make -2x on the right hand side +42=-2x +42 add 42 to both sides to get rid of the 42 and leave -2x by itself. 8=-2x -4=x now just divide both sides by -2 which is x=-4 :