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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

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Short Answer

Identify the like terms you would combine to solve the following equation:3x+52x+8=12

The like terms that would be combined to solve the equation are3x,2x and 12, 5, 8.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1 – Given information.

The given equation is:3x+52x+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.


So,x=15 .

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