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# Solve for x 15x-20=6x-(x+2)+(-x+3)

Since is on the right side of the equation, switch the sides so it is on the left side of the equation.
Simplify .
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Simplify each term.
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Apply the distributive property.
Multiply by .
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Subtract from .
Subtract from .
Move all terms containing to the left side of the equation.
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Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Subtract from .
Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.
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Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Subtract from .
Divide each term in by and simplify.
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Divide each term in by .
Simplify the left side.
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Cancel the common factor of .
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Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Simplify the right side.
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Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
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