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    Help solve equation

    I am getting very fustrated with this equation. When I think I got the answer and do my checks to see if its right. I can not seem to make each side match. Can someone pleasehelp me?


    3x 5(3x 7) = 2(x + 9) + 45
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    3x 5(3x 7) = 2(x + 9) + 45

    expand brackets

    3x - 15x + 35 = 2x + 18 + 45

    move x's to left everything else to the right

    -28 = 14x

    x = -2

    _______________ check ______________

    3(-2) - 5(-6 - 7) = 2(-2+9) + 45
    59 = 59
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