anonymous
  • anonymous
Solve the equation: 2(3x-1)-12x-2(5-3x)=18
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anonymous
  • anonymous
You need to distribute the coefficients
anonymous
  • anonymous
when you distribute it becomes: (6x-2)-12x-(10-6x)=18
anonymous
  • anonymous
then you can distribute the negative signs and drop the parenthesis

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anonymous
  • anonymous
so it becomes: 6x-2-12x-10+6x=18
anonymous
  • anonymous
then combine like-terms
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it becomes: -12x-12=18
anonymous
  • anonymous
add the 12 to the other side
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it becomes: -12x=30
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide both sides by -12 and you get x=-2.5
anonymous
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Thank you very much

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