## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

x = $\frac{1}{15}$
3 + 5(2x - 4) = -7(5x + 2) Distribute: 3 + 10x - 20 = -35x - 14 10x - 17 = -35x - 14 Add 35x to both sides: 45x - 17 = -14 Add 17 to both sides: 45x = 3 Divide both sides by 45: x = 3/45 x = $\frac{1}{15}$