How do you solve #17= - 2x - 3+ 7x#?
Combine like terms, rearrange, and then solve for
First, lets combine like terms on the Right-Hand Side (RHS). We have two numbers that are both multiplied by
Next, we'll re-arrange the equation to get
Finally, we'll divide both sides by the coefficient that
can also be written as
To solve this, you want all of the