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Problem: "-32 = x + 3" ... why wouldn't you just subtract "3" from each side of the equation to isolate "x" on the right side?

Problem: "-32 = x + 3" ... why wouldn't you just subtract "3" from each side of the equation to isolate "x" on the right side?

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Brandon T. | Graduate from Stanford University here to help you out!Graduate from Stanford University here t...
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You are correct in "subtracting" 3 from each side.

-32 = x + 3
-32 - 3 = x
--> x = -35