Multiply -1 by each term inside the parentheses.

`5x-14-2x-1 `

Combine all similar terms in the polynomial `5x-14-2x-1` .

`3x-15 `

Factor out the GCF of 3 from 3x-15.

`3(x-5)`

`(5x - 14) - (2x + 1)` To simplify, eliminate parenthesis by distributing the minus.

`5x - 14 - 2x - 1` Combine like terms.

`5x - 2x -14 - 1`

`3x - 15`

Factored: `3(x - 5)`

**The solution is: 3x - 15 or 3(x - 5).**

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