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2-86.

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Write the equation.

2 − 2*x* − (− *x* + 4) = 2 − 3 − (*x* − 2)

One strategy is to flip all of the terms in the (−) region into the (+) region, and then simplify.

2 + (−2*x*) − 4 + *x* = (−3) + 2 + 2 + (−*x*)

−2 + (−*x*) = 1 +(−*x*)