# How do you solve #-10+x+4-5=7x-5#?

##### 1 Answer

First, you gather all the "x" terms on one side of the equation;

#### Explanation:

and all of the constants on the other side of the equation.

You have:

1st: subtract x from both sides of the equation.

(We want to move the x over to the right-hand side, so we do the opposite operation on x. X is positive on the left, so we subtract, and we have to do the same thing to both sides of an equation.):

You then have:

All the x's are now on the right-hand side of the equation.

Now combine the constants on the left side of the equation:

so we have:

There is one more constant to move, so add it to both sides:

We have:

Let's write it as:

Now we need to divide both sides by - 6 in order to end up with only one x:

which equals:

Since we want to know what positive x is, we now multiply both sides of the equation by

which is the answer.

Now check by plugging

Do both sides add up to negative 12? They should.