# How do you solve -5x + 4(2x - 2) = 1?

Jul 5, 2015

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#### Explanation:

$- 5 x + 4 \left(2 x - 2\right) = 1$

$- 5 x + 8 x - 8 = 1$

$3 x = 1 + 8$

$x = \frac{9}{3}$

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