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Question:

Solve the equation: 7x + 11 = 16 − 18x

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Explaination

We need to isolate all terms containing x on one side of the equation. We can eliminate −18x from the right-hand side of 7x + 11 = 16 − 18x by adding 18x to both sides of the equation.
7x + 11 = 16 − 18x
Add 18x to both sides.
7x + 11 + 18x = 16 − 18x + 18x
Simplify both sides.
25x + 11 = 16
Next, eliminate 11 from the left-hand side of the last equation by subtracting 11 from both sides of the equation.
25x +11 - 11 = 16 - 11
25x = 5
Note how we have isolated all terms containing x on one side of the equation. Finally, to “undo” multiplying by 25, divide both sides of the equation by 25. Reduce to the lowest terms.
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