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Simple algebra problem, what am I doing wrong?

  1. Feb 2, 2013 #1
    [tex](x+2)-(3x-2)=x+3[/tex]
    [tex]2x+4=x+3[/tex]
    [tex]x+4=3[/tex]
    [tex]x=-1[/tex]

    but wolfram says the answer is [itex]x=\frac{1}{3}[/itex]

    I can't see where I went wrong.
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2013 #2
    The second line is ##-2x + 4 = x + 3##.
    ##x - 3x = -2x##, not ##2x##.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 #3
    oh, clumsy error from me. Thanks.
     
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