# Writing equations

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I must write an equation that has the solution x = -2 and graph it. My equation must include combining like terms on the left side and distributive property on the right side. I missed two weeks of class due to illness, and am having a hard time working this out. I just need a sample answer or starting point so that I understand what it should look like.

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Ok, here is an equation:

3x+ 5x= 4(x-2)

As you can this on the left handside we have like terms (3x and 5x) and we can combine them to get (5+3)x= ...

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This shows how to create an equation that fits characteristics.

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