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`(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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