#### Answer

$x=1.5$

#### Work Step by Step

$12-2(3x+1)=4x-5$
$12-6x-2=4x-5$
$10-6x=4x-5$
Add 6x to both sides.
$10=10x-5$
Add 5 to both sides.
$15=10x$
$1.5=x$

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$x=1.5$

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