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You have to neurtralize the H+ ions by adding OH- ions for every H+ ions onto both sides of the equation. Once you have combined your 2 half-reactions, you can add the OH- ions to both sides depending on the number of H+ ions on each side.
After getting the skeletal equations for the oxidation and reduction half-reactions, you balance O atoms by adding H2O molecules. To balance the H atoms on each side add, for each H atom needed, one H2O molecule to the side of each equation that needs hydrogen and one OH- ion to the opposite side. Finally, you cancel the like species on opposite sides of the arrows and balance the charge by adding electrons. Bring the two half-reactions together to get the overall equation.
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