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## DontLikeMathButOhWell one year ago Medal will be given. Steps to solve this Linear Equality.

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1. DontLikeMathButOhWell

Steps to solve 12 + x Less than equal to 2x - 2

2. tanzie32

idk

3. DontLikeMathButOhWell

._.

4. tanzie32

wat

5. whpalmer4

\[12+x \le 2x-2\]We want to rearrange the inequality so that \(x\) appears by itself on one side of the inequality sign, with everything else on the other. I would suggest that perhaps subtracting \(x\) from both sides would be a good way to start.

6. whpalmer4

\[12+x\le2x-2\]\[12+x-x\le2x-2-x\]\[12\le x-2\]Now what?

7. DontLikeMathButOhWell

Subtract 2?

8. DontLikeMathButOhWell

-2*

9. whpalmer4

Add 2 to both sides, to get rid of the -2 on the side with the x

10. whpalmer4

\[12+2\le x-2+2\]\[14 \le x\]

11. whpalmer4

or subtract -2 from both sides would work, too, but that's probably more error-prone for most people

12. DontLikeMathButOhWell

why would you add 2?

13. DontLikeMathButOhWell

Ohh okay thanks alot.

14. whpalmer4

because \[-2 + 2 = 0\]

15. DontLikeMathButOhWell

Okay thank you @whpalmer4

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