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1-40.

Solve each of the following equations. Be sure to check your solutions. Homework Help ✎

1. $4(x−1)−2(3x+5)=−3x−1$

Distribute. Notice the minus sign in front of the 2.

$4x−4−6x−10=−3x−1$

Combine like terms.

$−2x−14=−3x−1$

Solve.

$x=13$

Remember to check your solution.

2. $3x−5=2.5x+3−(x−4)$

See hints in part (a).
Pay attention to the minus sign in front of the parentheses.