Here's our ammunition:
|1)||We can add or subtract a number from both sides of an equation.|
|2)||We can multiply or divide both sides of an equation by a number.|
* And you always do them in this order.
Now, we'll need to do both in the same problem.
Check it out:
Remember our goal: Get the x by himself!
There are two guys bugging the x... -7 and 2. The 2 is really locked on and the -7 is, kind of, hanging off... So, we'll go after him first:
Now, ditch the 2: