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6-134.

One way of thinking about solving equations is to work to get the variable terms on one side of the equation and the constants on the other side. Consider the equation $71=9x-37$.

1. As a first step, you could subtract $71$ from both sides, or divide both sides by $9$, or add $37$ to both sides of the equation. Does one of these steps get all of the variable terms on one side of the equation and the constants on the other?

Try each of the operations above. Which operation isolates the variable and a constant on separate sides of the equation?

Adding $37$.

2. Solve $71=9x-37$ for $x$. Show your steps.

Use the skills you have learned from past problems to solve this equation. Remember to show your work.

$x=12$
Be sure to know how to get this answer.