# How do you solve 5x + 2 = x + 12?

Feb 26, 2016

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#### Explanation:

$5 x + 2 = x + 12$

$5 x - x = 12 - 2$

$4 x = 10$

$x = \frac{10}{4}$

$x = \frac{\cancel{10}}{\cancel{4}}$

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