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Can You Solve This Equation:1/2-5/8x=7/8x+7/2?

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1/2 - (5/8)x = (7/8)x + 7/2
1/2 = (12/8)x + 7/2    (add 5/8x to both sides)
-6/2 = (3/2)x    (subtract 7/2 from both sides)
(-6/2)(2/3) = x = -2    (multiply both sides by 2/3)

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1/2 -5/8(-2) = 7/8(-2) +7/2
1/2 +5/4 = -7/4 +7/2
7/4 = 7/4    (x=-2 satisfies the equation)

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