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    4x-(6x+1)=18
    How am I supposed to solve this? D:
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    First what your gonna do is distribute the Negative into the (6x + 1) So it would come out as -6x-1, so your new problem is going to be 4x-6x-1= 18. after that you can solve for x.

    Add 1 to both sides so that you can have x alone. (new problem is now 4x-6x = 19 )

    Since 4x and -6x are like terms you can combine them making it -2x (new problem -2x =19)

    to get x alone you would divide both sides by -2

    making the new problem x= -2/19
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    Thanks alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason View Post
    How am I supposed to solve this? D:
    4x-(6x+1)=18

    4x-6x-1=18

    -2x=18+1

    -2x=19

    x=19/-2

    x=-8
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