Posted by **kat** on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:52pm.

-[2x-(5x+2)]=2+(2x+7) help me please, i need step by step so that I won't get lost

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:57pm
-[2x-(5x+2)]=2+(2x+7)

3x + 2 = 9 + 2x

3x - 2x = 9 - 2

x = 7

Check:

-14 + 35 + 2 = 9 + 14

23 = 23

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**Reiny**, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 11:00pm
work the inner brackets first

-[2x-(5x+2)]=2+(2x+7)

-2[2x - 5x -2] = 2 + 2x + 7

-2[-3x - 2] = 9 + 2x

6x + 4 = 9 + 2x

6x - 2x = 9 - 4

4x = 5

x = 5/4

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**Reiny**, Monday, October 14, 2013 at 12:06am
should have put my glasses on !

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