Posted by **Jonah** on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:05pm.

7(x-2)+3(x+2)=5(x-6) x=?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:09pm
Jon, Anne, Tom, Jonah --

I solved your first two problems. Now it's your turn. We'll be glad to check your answers.

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:14pm
7(x-2)+3(x+2)=5(x-6)

7*x-7*2+3*x+3*2=5*x-5*6

7x-14+3x+6=5x-30

7x+3x-5x= -30+14-6

5x= -22 Divide with 5

x= -22/5

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:24pm
I got a different answer, Anonymous.

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**Jaya**, Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 8:19am
7(x-2)+3(x+2)=5(x-6)

7x-14+3x+6=5x-30 -distribute

10x-14+6=5x-30 -combine like terms

10x-8=5x-30 -get x's on 1 side

5x-8=-30

5x=-22 -isolate the x

x=-22/5

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