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# If the first step in the solution of the equation -9 + x = 5x - 7 is "subtract x," then what should the next step be?

add 7 so it will be like this -9 + 7 = 5x - x -2 = 4x divide by 4 $\frac{-2}{4}$ = $\frac{4x}{4}$ x = $\frac{-1}{2}$