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# If 6x - 4 = 5x + 3, then x = (A) -7 (B) -1 (C) 1 (D) 7 (E)

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If 6x - 4 = 5x + 3, then x = (A) -7 (B) -1 (C) 1 (D) 7 (E) [#permalink]  08 Mar 2020, 10:58
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If 6x - 4 = 5x + 3, then x =

(A) -7

(B) -1

(C) 1

(D) 7

(E) 12

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Re: If 6x - 4 = 5x + 3, then x = (A) -7 (B) -1 (C) 1 (D) 7 (E) [#permalink]  26 Mar 2020, 09:25
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Carcass wrote:
If 6x - 4 = 5x + 3, then x =

(A) -7
(B) -1
(C) 1
(D) 7
(E) 12

Given: 6x - 4 = 5x + 3
Subtract 5x from both sides: x - 4 = 3
Add 4 to both sides: x = 7

ASIDE: Although this equation is relatively easy to solve, a sure-fire approach to solving questions like this is to test each answer choice to see which one satisfies the given equation.

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Re: If 6x - 4 = 5x + 3, then x = (A) -7 (B) -1 (C) 1 (D) 7 (E)   [#permalink] 26 Mar 2020, 09:25
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