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4-39.

For each equation below, solve for $x$. Check your solution, if possible, and show all work. Homework Help ✎

1. $3x−6+1=−2x−5+5x$

Combine like terms.

$3x−5=3x−5$

Add $5$ to both sides.

$3x−5=3x−5$
$\ \ \ +5\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ +5$

$3x=3x$

Since $3x$ is always equal to $3x$, any number makes this statement true.

1. $−2x−5=2−4x−(x−1)$

Follow the steps in part (a).

$x=\frac{8}{3}$