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Here we need to isolate the x variable. 

This can be done by subtracting 5 from both sides of the equation. By this means, we get the right answer:

x = 9.

Very simple Becca-

Just try to isolate 'x'

So we subract '5' from both the sides -

5+x -5   =   14  -5       

x = 9

Always try to isolate the variable. This can be done by adding or subtacting something on both the sides. 

Here the variable was x and we subtracted 5 from both the sides.

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This problem is pretty simple. This is Basic Algebra.

Initially, we have,


We need to solve to find 'x'.

We can here, subtract both sides by 5.



Therefore, x=9


Thank You.





now we will move number 5 to right hand side. 

x= 14-5


This is our final answer

You use the balance method, which means that you have to subtract 5 from both sides of the equation (remember, you try to isolate x) which gives you 14-5, hence x=9.

x = 14 - 5

    = 9 

This is done as follows;

1. Rearrange the equation so that (x) is on one side by itself  ( x=14-5)

Kindly note that when you take a positive value across an equal sign (=) it becomes negative and vice versa

Therefore, X = 9

so, 5+9=14

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