# SOLUTION: Can you please help me with this problem? thank you! Sometimes you need to rewrite an equation so that a variable is on only one side of the equation. To accomplish this, add th

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 Question 161389: Can you please help me with this problem? thank you! Sometimes you need to rewrite an equation so that a variable is on only one side of the equation. To accomplish this, add the opposite of the term to both sides of the equation. Then add, subtract, multiply, or divide in order to isolate the variable. 3x-5=x-7 Thank you!Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3x-5=x-7 3x-x=-7+5 2x=-2 x=-2/2 x=-1 answer. Proof: 3*-1-5=-1-7 -3-5=-8 -8=-8