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This problem has a solution, x = 2. But what if the problem were 3(2x  3) = 6x  5? Distributing first, then combine like terms, and solving for x results in
The conclusion is that there is no x such that 3(2x  3) = 6x  5, because if there were then 9 would equal 5. Use all of this information to help solve your problem.  


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