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Start by distributing -6 to x and -7 on the left side, and distributing -2 to 4 and 3x on the right side. This will cancel out our parentheses.

-6x-42=-8-6x

Now get x to one side of the equation. Add 6x to both sides.

x ends up cancelling out on both sides. There is no solution for x in this equation, because you end up with -42=-8, which is not a true statement.

@-Happy7

happy7 Nov 10, 2016