# Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set: 73

$x=-3$

#### Work Step by Step

We are given the equation $2x+19=13$. In the next step, this equation is incorrectly simplified to $2x=32$. The correct way to simplify the equation is to subtract 19 from both sides, which simplifies to $2x=-6$. Divide both sides by 2. $x=-3$

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