M mulderfamily New member Joined Nov 27, 2006 Messages 2 Nov 27, 2006 #1 thanks for the help but still stuck. 2x - 10 = 7x these problems are new to me having a variable on both sides please help thanks

thanks for the help but still stuck. 2x - 10 = 7x these problems are new to me having a variable on both sides please help thanks

H happyfish New member Joined Nov 27, 2006 Messages 7 Nov 27, 2006 #2 2x - 10 = 7x so now you have to move the 2x to the other side, so you subtract 2x from both sides -10 = 5x now you have to divide by 5 on both sides x = ... and it is always good to do a check

2x - 10 = 7x so now you have to move the 2x to the other side, so you subtract 2x from both sides -10 = 5x now you have to divide by 5 on both sides x = ... and it is always good to do a check