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-(x-5)=2
-(x - 5) = 2 -x + 5 = 2; 5 - 2 = x; x = 3
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Updated 8/30/2014 3:15:07 PM
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-(x - 5) = 2

-x + 5 = 2;

5 - 2 = x;

x = 3
Added 8/30/2014 3:15:07 PM
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In the problem: -(x-5)=2

To get x, first we multiply the negative to the expression (x-5),
thus it becomes:

-x + 5 = 2

then we transpose 5 to the other side leaving x on the other side

-x = 2 - 5
-x = -3
x =3

The answer should have been x = 3
Added 1/24/2011 8:12:33 PM
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3x-8=7

3x=8+7
3x=15
x=15/3
x=5
Added 1/24/2011 3:12:12 PM
3x - 8 = 7

3x = 7 + 8;

3x = 15;

x = 15/3;

x = 5
Added 8/30/2014 3:15:40 PM
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Confirmed by yumdrea [8/30/2014 3:16:40 PM]
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