show the steps to this
show the steps to this
Mary,
2x +3 = x
You want to get like terms on each side of the equation so subtract x from each side to get
2x - x + 3 = x - x
simplify to get
x+3 = 0
then subtract 3 from each side
x + 3 - 3 = -3
so x = -3
now plug this value back in to the equation to check it.
Hope that helps!
Art
Get all the x in one side and the only number value on the other side,
so,
2x+3=x
or,
2x-x=-3
or, x=-3