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# How do you solve 5x+7=3x-5

5x + 7 = 3x - 5 First, subtract 3x from both sides. $5x = 7 - 3x = -5$ Second, keep the 7 and subtract the 5x - 3x to get 2x. $2x + 7 = -5$ Third, subtract the 7 from both sides. $2x = -5 - 7$ Fourth, simplify -5 - 7. $2x = -12$ Fifth, take the 2 and divide it on both sides, leaving just x in its place. $x = -\frac{12}{2}$ Sixth, since 6 goes into 2 to get 12, simplify the fraction to 6. $x = -6$ Answer: x = -6