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solve 3x+2=2x

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Hi Patrick;
3x+2=2x
Let's subtract 3x from both sides...
-3x+3x+2=2x-3x
2=-1x
2=-x
Let's multiply both sides by -1...
(-1)(2)=(-1)(-x)
-2=x
Let's check our work...
3x+2=2x
[(3)(-2)]+2=(2)(-2)
-6+2=-4
-4=-4