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how do you solve the problem (3x+2) - 2(x+4)=7
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First start by simplifying the right hand side:
(3x + 2) - 2(x+4)
= 3x + 2 - 2x - 8 (multiply through second part by -2)
= x - 6 (combine like terms)
Now we just have to solve: x - 6 = 7
x = 13 (add 6 to each side)
Posted by mfonda on August 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM (Answer #1)
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