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First you need to expand each of the three terms in this equation keeping in mind that in each case everything inside the parentheses is multiplied by the number in front. For example
Hence expanding all three terms I get
Now collect like terms on the left side. 5x plus 2x is 7x and 10 minus 6 is 4 so the equation becomes
I want all the "xterms" on the left of the equality so subtract 3x from both sides to get
Now subtract 4 from both sides to obtain
Thus x = 2. Now try your problem,  


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