Hi Janie. I hope this helps.... Start by distributing the 5 over the (x-3) to get 5x + 15 -(4x-6) = -4 Now distribute the -1 in front of the (4x-6) over the two terms in parentheses to get 5x + 15 -4x + 6 = -4 (the 6 is now positive b/c -1 x -6 is pos 6) Comine terms...