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  • one year ago

Choose the answer based on the most efficient method as presented in the lesson. If the first step in the solution of the equation 2x - 8 = 5x + 3 is "subtract 2x," then what should the next step be? subtract 5x add 8 subtract 3

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  1. chrisdbest
    • one year ago
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    Subtract 3!

  2. chrisdbest
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    After 1st step is done, your left with -8 = 3x + 3

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thanks

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    When you solve these kinds of problems, you want to get the x values on one side, and the integer values on the other. If you subtract the 2x, it will look like this: \[\large \sf -8=3x+3\] That means you want to get the 3x alone by subtracting the 3 over.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thanks you @LegendarySadist

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