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Solve using the addition and multiplication principles: 14x - 2 > 2(6x-8)

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14x-2>2(6x-8)
 
14x-2>12x-16
 
2x>-14
 
x>-7
14x - 2 > 2(6x - 8)
 
First, remove parentheses
14x - 2 > 12x - 16
 
Subtract 12x from both sides, and add 2 to both sides
2x > -14
 
Finally, divide both sides by 2
x > -7