# Equations

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Equations with parentheses

Steps to solve an equation with parentheses:

1. Rewrite the equation without parentheses by using the distributive property.
2. Combine like terms.
3. Collect variables on one side and constants on the other.
4. Divide by the coefficient of the variable.

Solve for m:

$\fs22(m-4)=5m+7\;\Rightarrow\;\;2m-8=5m+7\;\Rightarrow\;2m-5m=7+8\;\Rightarrow\;-3m=15\;\Rightarrow\;x=\frac{15}{-3}\;\;\Rightarrow\;x=-5$

Solve for x:

 $-9(8x-4)+4=-292+4(-5x-8)$ Solution: