3-2(4x-1)=2x-6-4

If you could go over the steps, so I can see what I did wrong, I would apreciate it.

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3-2(4x-1)=2x-6-4

If you could go over the steps, so I can see what I did wrong, I would apreciate it.

Really? It's actually quite easy;linkdx said:

3-2(4x-1)=2x-6-4

If you could go over the steps, so I can see what I did wrong, I would apreciate it.

left side: 3 - 8x + 2 : -2 * -1 = +2

right side: 2x - 10 : -6-4 = -10

SO:

2x - 10 = 3 - 8x + 2

2x - 10 = 5 - 8x

10x = 15

x = 15/10 = 3/2

Why were you having a problem?

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how did you do that problem? i don't quite understand a few steps.

3-2(4x-1)=5-8x

2x-6-4x=-2x-6

5-8x=-2x-6

+2x +2x

5-6x=-6

-5 -5

-6x=-11

-6x/6=-11/-6

x=11/6

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Your first two lines are very confusing. If you are going to extract part of the problem and work on it separately, you should tell us. It was a puzzle how '2x - 6 - 4x' magically turned into '5 - 8x'? I finally figured out that it didn't. You were just working on the left side of the original problem statement.

Did you check your result in the original problem statement? If you did, you didn't show us.

Good work. Yes, writing down the right problem statement is a very important step. No worries. It happens to everyone.