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6-74.
1. Solve each equation. Homework Help ✎

1. 6(2x − 5) = −(x + 4)

2. (x + 1)(x − 7) = (x – 1)(x + 3)

Use the Distributive Property to simplify the equation and solve for x.

Use a generic rectangle to multiply.

x2 − 6x − 7 = x2 + 2x − 3

$x = -\frac{1}{2}$