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The game is the same... The problems just start out messier.

Let's try one:

Solve    3 ( 2x + 5 ) = 4x + 7 - x + 1

Start by cleaning up both sides...

3 ( 2x + 5 ) = 4x + 7 - x + 1  distribute the 3 to the 2x and to the 5...  and add like terms on the right side

6x - 3x + 15 = 3x - 3x + 8 (ditching the smallest x guy)  which gives   3x + 15 - 15 = 8 - 15  (ditching the 15)  which gives   3x = -7   ditch the 3   3x/3 = -7/3   which gives  x = -7/3

I'll let you check it!