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**Solve the following equation:**

3(x + 1) = 12 + 4(x - 1)

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#### Solution

3(x + 1) = 12 + 4(x – 1)

3x + 3 = 12 + 4x – 4

3x – 4x = 12 – 4 – 3

-x = 5

x = -5

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