# How do you solve #5x+12=x-4#?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The trick to solving a simple equation as this one is, "isolation". Try to "isolate" the variable, x on one side and the numbers on the other side. Let's see how you can do this.

What we have is now:

Well let's divide both sides by 4:

And finally we have isolated

Hope it helps. Follow this basic recipe an you will be able to solve any equation of this kind... Good Luck!