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Expert-verified Found in: Page 127 ### Pre-algebra

Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776 # Identify the like terms you would combine to solve the following equation:$-3x+5-2x+8=12$

The like terms that would be combined to solve the equation are$-3x,-2x$ and 12, 5, 8.

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## Step 1 – Given information.

The given equation is:$-3x+5-2x+8=12$

## Step 2 – Write the concept.

The terms which have the same variable part are called like terms, the like terms in the provided expression are,$-3x,-2x$

and 5, 8, -12

## Step 3 – Solve the equation.

The equation can be solved as in below.

$\begin{array}{c}-3x+5-2x+8=12\\ -3x-2x=12-5-8\\ -5x=12-13\\ -5x=-1\end{array}$

So,$x=\frac{1}{5}$ . ### Want to see more solutions like these? 