#### Answer

x = -1/2

#### Work Step by Step

1. Given: 3(2x + 1) - 2(x - 2) = 5
2. Apply Distributive Property: 6x + 3 - 2x + 4 = 5
3. Add and subtract:4x = -2
4. Divide: x =-1/2
5. Check: 3(2*-1/2 + 1) - 2(-1/2 - 2) = 5
5 = 5, so -1/2 is a solution.

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

ISBN 13:
978-0-32196-935-4

x = -1/2

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