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Linear equations: -1=5(x-4)-(x-7) What is the solution set? How do I solve this,or is it unsolvable?

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  1. Brittni0605
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    Simplify the right side of your equation first. Then tell me what you get.

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  2. collegegirl81491
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    Idl how to simplify it! That's the problem :(

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    *idk

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  4. lilg132
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    open the brackets up

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  5. AmTran_Bus
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    @lilg132 , why not add one to both sides and set each bracket = to zero?

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  6. collegegirl81491
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    How do I combine the two Xs together?

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  7. lilg132
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    -1 = 5(x-4)-(x-7) -1 = 5x - 20 - x + 7 now simplify this -1 = 5x - x -20 + 7 -1 = 4x - 13 -1 + 13 = 4x 12 = 4x 4x = 12

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    @AmTran_Bus just the way i do it

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  9. collegegirl81491
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    So the solution set would be 3?

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