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

x = $\frac{7}{6}$
5 + 2(3x - 6) = -4(6x - 7) Distribute: 5 + 6x - 12 = -24x + 28 Simplify: 6x - 7 = -24x + 28 Add 24x to both sides: 30x - 7 = 28 Add 7 to both sides: 30x = 35 Divide both sides by 30: x = 35/30 x = $\frac{7}{6}$