# How do you solve #5x+6-3x=2x+5-1x#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 25, 2018

x = -1

#### Explanation:

First, reorder and simplify the equation.

5x - 3x + 6 = 2x - 1x + 5

2x + 6 = x + 5. Subtract 5 from both sides.

2x + 1 = x. Subtract 2x from both sides.

1 = -x Multiply both sides by -1

x = -1.

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