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### Anonemuss says

Odd, but I also got 24. Perhaps there was a typo in the book or you were looking at the wrong question?

### ngureco says

2(x+19)=171-17(x-19)

2X+38=171-(17X-323)

2X+38=171-17X+323

19X=171-38+323

19X=456

X=456/19=24

The answer is X=24

### dabeaner says

Your x = 24 is correct. If you then used a calculator, and got x = 6 looks like you didn't get the parentheses right. Or something.

### sunnyraghvendra says

expanding it.... 2x + 38= 171-17x +323(because -17 multiplied by -19 equals +323)

transporting 17x to left hand side

2x+17x=171+323-38(transporting 38 to right hand side)

19x = 456

x= 24.

your answer key is wrong!!!!!