# How do you solve 5x+6-3x=2x+5-1x?

Apr 25, 2018

x = -1

#### Explanation:

First, reorder and simplify the equation.
5x - 3x + 6 = 2x - 1x + 5
2x + 6 = x + 5. Subtract 5 from both sides.
2x + 1 = x. Subtract 2x from both sides.
1 = -x Multiply both sides by -1
x = -1.

Check:
$\left(5 \cdot - 1\right) + 6 - \left(3 \cdot - 1\right) = 4$
$\left(2 \cdot - 1\right) + 5 - \left(1 \cdot - 1\right) = 4$