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

$6(3x-6)-2(x+1)-17x=-x-38$
$6(3x-6)-2(x+1)-17x$ Multiply $6$ by every term inside its respective parentheses. Do the same with $2$: $6(3x-6)-2(x+1)-17x=18x-36-2x-2-17x=...$ Simplify like terms: $...=-x-38$