Posted by **Bryce** on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:19pm.

Can someone please walk me through this? i dont want the answer..........just a walk through. Quiz tommorrow.

2 + 5(9x - 6) = 14

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:32pm
2 + 5(9x - 6) = 14

First, multiply the quantity in parentheses.

2 + 45x - 30 = 14

Move the known quantities to one side of the equation.

45x = 14 + 28

45x = 42

x = 42/45

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**Bryce**, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:39pm
i Just get confused on what to do in the parentheses. Their confusing. Do you just distribute them and then add or subtract them?

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