Equation meltdown 3.5x +5 - 1.5x = 8

lee

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Please help me with the following equation:

3.5x + 5 - 1.5x = 8
 

stapel

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Where are you stuck? You combined the two variable terms on the left-hand side, subtracted the 5 over, and divided through. Then what?

Please be specific. Thank you! :D

Eliz.
 

lisamaths

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3.5x+5-1.5x=8
3.5x-1.5x=8-5
2x=3
x=3/2 answer
 

skeeter

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lisamaths said:
3.5x+5-1.5x=8
3.5x-1.5x=8-5
2x=3
x=3/2 answer
you done good again!
:D
 
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