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 Subject: Algebra Homework Help Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help Asked by: xdrakemanx-ga List Price: \$3.50 Posted: 17 Oct 2006 19:50 PDT Expires: 16 Nov 2006 18:50 PST Question ID: 774539
 ```I do not understand how to do my algebra homework; the equation is 3x+17-5x=12-(6x+3) I am told to simplify (for x). Please help me!``` Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 17 Oct 2006 20:02 PDT ```Try simplifying both sides for starters. For instance: 12-(6x+3) can be rewritten as: 12-6x-3 which is the same as: 9-6x If you simplify the left-hand side as well, the overall equation is much more approachable. Try it, and let me know how it goes. pafalafa-ga``` Clarification of Question by xdrakemanx-ga on 17 Oct 2006 20:11 PDT `I understand. Thanks a bunch!!!`
 ```ok...this one is an easy one you start with the equation 3x + 17 -5x= 12 - (6x +3) U combine like terms on the left side and distruibute the negative on the right side and get 17-2x=12-6x-3 then u combine like terms on the right side to get 17-2x=9-6x then u subtract the nine from the right side and put it on the left side and you add the 2x to the right side and u get 8=-4x next you divide the -4 from the right side to the left side and u get x=-2```