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4-32.

Combine like terms.

3*x* − 5 = 3*x* − 5

Add 5 to both sides.

3*x* − 5 = 3*x* − 5

+5 +5

3*x* = 3*x*

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

Follow the steps in part (a).