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3(5x-14)=18

 Oct 25, 2017
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3(5x-14)=18

Divide both sides by 3

\(5x-14=6\)

Add 14 to both sides.

\(5x=20\)

Divide both sides by 5

\(x=4\)

To verify, plug into original equation.

\(3(5(4)-14)=18\)

Simplify.

\(3(20-14)=18\)

\(3(6)=18\)

\(18=18\)

This is true, so x=4.

 Oct 25, 2017

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