# Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review Problem Set - Page 233: 43

$x=-1$

#### Work Step by Step

Using the distributive property and then isolating the variable on one side of the equation, we obtain: $-2(4x-1)=-5x+3-2x$ $-8x+2=-5x-2x+3$ $-8x+2=-7x+3$ $-8x+7x=-2+3$ $-x=1$ $x=-1$

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