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3-34.

Solve each equation. Show the check to prove your answer is correct. Homework Help ✎

1. $3x+5−x=x−3$

• Start by combining like terms

$2x+5=x−3$

Move $x$ to one side by subtracting $x$ from both sides.

$2x+5−x=x−3−x$

$x+5=−3$

Isolate $x$ by subtracting $5$ from each side.

$x+5−5=−3−5$

$x=−8$
$3(−8)+5−(−8)=−8−3$
1. $5x−(x+1)=5−2x$
$5x+(−x)+(−1)=5−2x$