## If 5 + x = 12, and you add -5 to the left side of the equation, what should you add to the right side of the equation?

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Answer: -5Step-by-step explanation:5 + x = 12-5 -5

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x = 7

Answer: You must subtract 5 from 12.Step-by-step explanation:When solving a one step equation such as this one where you are trying to find x, you must subtract 5 from both sides of the equation. You have to subtract because there is a plus sign: 5

+x = 12If instead there was a minus sign, you would ADD 5 to both sides. Since it is a plus sign, subtract 5 from 5 and from 12. You then get 7. X=7.

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