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2-86.

Translate the equation below into an equation. Remember that the double line represents “equals.” Homework Help ✎

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Write the equation.

2 − 2x − (− x + 4) = 2 − 3 − (x − 2)

One strategy is to flip all of the terms in the (−) region into the (+) region, and then simplify.

2 + (−2x) − 4 + x = (−3) + 2 + 2 + (−x)
−2 + (−x) = 1 +(−x)