# Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-7 Factoring Special Cases - Standardized Test Prep - Page 516: 61

x= -2

#### Work Step by Step

2x + 5 = 5x + 11 To solve for x we move the x variables to the left hand side. To do so we subtract 5x on both sides 2x - 5x + 5 = 11 We move the constants to the right hand side by subtracting 5 on both sides 2x - 5x = 11 - 5 We solve both sides by adding each side - 3x = 6 We divide both sides by -3 $\frac{-3x}{-3} = \frac{6}{-3}$ x= -2

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