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Q2.

Expert-verifiedFound in: Page 127

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.**

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

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

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,$x=\frac{1}{5}$ .

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