Can someone explain how I solve this equation: 3.5x - 1 = -1/2(-7x + 2) -1/2 is a fraction.

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To solve this equation, we need to get everything that looks like x to one side of the equation, and everything else to the other side.  This means:

`3.5x-1=-1/2(-7x+2)`  multiply both sides by -2

`-7x+2=-7x+2`  move variables to left side, and numbers to right

`-7x+7x=2-2`  simplify


This equation is true for all values of x, which means that its solution is all real numbers.

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