# How do you solve this linear equation  3(2x + 1) = 2x - 9?

Dec 4, 2015

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#### Explanation:

$3 \cdot \left(2 x + 1\right) = 2 x - 9$

$3 \cdot \left(2 x\right) + 3 \cdot \left(1\right) = 2 x - 9$

$6 x + 3 = 2 x - 9$

$6 x - 2 x = - 9 - 3$

$4 x = - 12$

$x = - \frac{12}{4}$

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