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3-24.

Subtract 7 from both sides.

*x* = −5

Divide both sides by one half (otherwise known as multiplying by 2).

Divide both sides by 3.

Divide both sides by −1.

Multiply both sides by 2.

Find the square root of both sides. Remember to include both the positive and negative values as you are taking the square root of a variable.