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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 52749: 13+5x-2x=37 what does x equal show work thanksAnswer by AnlytcPhil(1278)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!```13+5x-2x=37 what does x equal show work thanks 13 + 5x - 2x = 37 First combine the like terms on the left which are +5x and -2x. That gives you +3x. So you replace "+ 5x - 2x" by "+ 3x". So now you have this: 13 + 3x = 37 Since you want to get the x-term, +3x, all by itself we get rid of the 13 term on the left by adding its opposite, -13, to both sides 13 + 3x = 37 -13 -13 ------------------ 3x = 24 When we get to this stage, where there is just one term on the left consisting of a coefficient and the unknown, then you divide both sides by that coefficient, which is 3. 3x 24 ---- = ---- 3 3 Then the 3's cancel on the left and the 3 goes into the 24 8 times on the right: 1 8 3x 24 ---- = ---- 3 3 1 1 so the answer is: x = 8 Edwin```