Posted by **SARA** on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:00am.

2x-3(x+4)= -5

The answer is -7 , but I am unable to get this answer. tried working problem several ways get different answers

for ex. I get -17 or 7

Please I need some help

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:12am
2x-3(x+4)= -5 , now expand it

2x - 3x - 12 = -5 , combine the x's, add 12 to both sides

-x = -5 + 12 , simplify the right side

-x = 7 , divide both sides by -1

x = -7

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