10. Solve for x and check.
First remove parentheses
Now combine like terms
Transpose known terms to one side and unknown terms to the other
Inside the first parentheses, 3(-19/3) = -19
Inside the second parentheses we are subtracting fractions. We can handle this situation by finding common denominators. 3 = 9/3.
On the left, subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive,
and on the right, 2(19/3) = 38/3
Inside the parentheses that are still on the left, -19 + 5 = -14
Multiply the 2(-14)
Find common denominators.
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