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4-32.
  1. 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

    2. −2x − 5 = 2 − 4x − (x − 1)

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.

Follow the steps in part (a).