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    someone please help!

    I was just wondering about my day when it came to me that i should solve this equation. But, I have no idea on how to solve it! Can anyone help me?
    This will keep me up all night if it's not solved.

    2(x-3)\div7+5=9

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodlestrudle View Post
    I was just wondering about my day when it came to me that i should solve this equation. But, I have no idea on how to solve it! Can anyone help me?
    This will keep me up all night if it's not solved.

    2(x-3)\div7+5=9

    Thank you
    Subtract 5 from both sides

    \frac{2(x - 3)}{7} = 4

    Multiply both sides by 7

    2(x - 3) = 28

    Divide both sides by 2

    x - 3 = 14

    Add 3 to both sides

    x = 17.
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