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# 2(x-3)+1=3x=4

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Amarjeet K. | Professional Engineer for Math and Science TuroringProfessional Engineer for Math and Scien...
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You are on right track

2(x-3) + 1 = 3x -4

2x - 6 +1 = 3x - 4
2x -5 = 3x -4
subtract 2x from both sides

2x - 2x -5 = 3x - 2x -4
-5 = x -4
add + 5 on both sides

- 5 + 5 = x -4 + 5
0 = x + 1

-1 = x +1 -1
-1 = x

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Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Lashae;
2(x-3)+1=3x=4
I assume this is...
2(x-3)+1=3x+4
IF I AM MISTAKEN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Let's distribute the 2...
2x-6+1=3x+4
2x-5=3x+4
Let's subtract 2x from both sides...
-2x+2x-5=-2x+3x+4
-5=x+4
Let's subtract 4 from both sides...
-4-5=x+4-4
-9=x
Let's check our work...
2(x-3)+1=3x+4
2(-9-3)+1=[(3)(-9)]+4
2(-12)+1=(-27)+4
-24+1=-23
-23=-23

Alex S. | Retired, Looking to Share My Love of Mathematics and ComputersRetired, Looking to Share My Love of Mat...
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Jusyt multiply it out, combine similar terms, and solve.

2(x-3)+1=3x-4 (assume typo, it is minus 4, not equals 4?)
2x-6+1=3x-4
Subtract 2x from both sides ... 5=x-4 ... x=9