If the term in x is negative, tackle the equation in the same way - aim to get all xs on one side of the equation.

Solve the equation:

Your aim is to get all the unknown terms on one side of the equation, so start by adding to both sides:

Next add to both sides:

And finally, divide by to give:

Again, you can check your answer in the original equation. So substitute back into:

This makes sense, so the value is correct.

Solve the equation:

Add to both sides to give:

To find , divide both sides by :

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Solve the equation:

Start by adding to both sides of the equation:

Then subtract from each side:

Divide each side by to give: