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We first need to simplify the expression removing parentheses

Simplify -9(x - 4): Distribute the -9 to each term in (x-4)

-9 * x = (-9 * 1)x = -9x

-9 * -4 = (-9 * -4) = 36

Our Total expanded term is -9x + 36

Our updated term to work with is 2x - 9x + 36 = 10

(2 - 9)x = -7x

-7x + 36 = + 10

We need to group our constants 36 and 10. To do that, we subtract 36 from both sides

-7x + 36 - 36 = 10 - 36

-7x = -26

-7x | |

-7 |

= |

-26 |

-7 |

x = 3.7