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$-5x=-2x-12$ First add 2x to both sides. $-5x+2x=-12$ $-3x=-12$ Then divide both sides by -3. -3x$\div$(-3)=-12$\div$(-3) $x=4$ Check the answer. -5(4)=-2(4)-12 -20=-8-12 -20=-20
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