 # Solving Equations with the Variable on Both Sides Worksheet

Objective: I can solve equations with the variable on both sides.

Consider the equation x – 6 = –2 x + 3.
Notice that both sides of the equation have a term with the variable.
To isolate the variable, we need to get all the variable terms to one side and the constant terms to the other side.
Next, we combine like terms and then isolate the variable by multiplying or dividing.

Look at the lesson on Solving Equations with the Variable on Both Sides if you need help before you start the worksheet.

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Solve each equation.

x - 9 = - 15 + 7x

6 - 7x = 4x + 17

4 - 2x = 2x + 32

7x + 1 = - 53 + x

- 5 + 7x = - 4x + 39

- 3x + 9 = 81 + 6x

8 + 2x = 7x - 2

3x + 10 = x + 28

2x + 2 = 11 - 7x

1 + 2x = - 2x + 25

4x - 2 = 5x - 8

2x - 5 = 4x - 5

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