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how to solve -24+5x=7x-2(-3x+4)

Guest Sep 13, 2017
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\(-24+5x=7x-2(-3x+4)\)

Distribute -2 into (-3x+4).

\(-24+5x=7x+6x-8\)

Combine like terms and reorder to make it easier to read.

\(5x-24=13x-8\)

Add 24 to both sides.

\(5x=13x+16\)

Subtract 13x from both sides.

\(-8x=16\)

Divide both sides by -8.

\(x=-2\)

AdamTaurus  Sep 13, 2017

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