getting 24 but in my answer key it says the answer is 6. What exactly am I doing wrong? Can someone solve it step by step ? please. Appreciated.
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Odd, but I also got 24. Perhaps there was a typo in the book or you were looking at the wrong question?
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The answer is X=24
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.
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
your answer key is wrong!!!!!
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