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3-141.

Solve each of the following equations. Explain or justify each of your steps. Be sure to show your work carefully and check your answers. Homework Help ✎

Distribute, then simplify.

6*x*- 8 = 22

6*x*= 30*x*= 5

Begin this problem by distributing the 6 and the negative that are outside of the parentheses, then simplify by isolating the variable onto one side of the equation.

12*x*− 30 = −*x*− 4

13*x*− 30 = −4

13*x*= 26*x*= 2

Use the same methods outlined in parts (a) and (b) to solve parts (c) and (d). Check your answer.