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9-52.

Combine like terms after distributing.

If you find it difficult to factor, try using the Quadratic Formula.

First, multiply both sides by the lowest common denominator.

*x* = 2

2*x*− 1 = 5

2*x* = 6*x* = 3

or

2*x*− 1 = − 5

2*x* =− 4*x* = − 2