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1. Does it matter if I move the variables first or the normal numbers first?

2. - Taken 2y off both sides and I have also taken the 5 off both sides

Therefore - - divided by 4 to get y by itself, giving you the answer of 3

So, no It doesn't matter.
3. (Original post by Jack_Tomlin)
Does it matter if I move the variables first or the normal numbers first?
All of the methods are perfectly valid - it doesn't matter what you do as long as you perform the same operation to both sides of the equation.
4. (Original post by Jack_Tomlin)
Does it matter if I move the variables first or the normal numbers first?
No, it doesn't. The main point is that you do your steps on both sides of the equation. It is up to you what you begin with. *

(Original post by HapaxOromenon3)
All of the methods are perfectly valid - it doesn't matter what you do as long as you perform the same operation to both sides of the equation.
Very right. Best possible answer.

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