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Cross-multiplying gives:

(x + 3)(3 - 2x) = (3x + 1)(2x - 1)

ie -2x2 - 3x + 9 = 6x2 - x - 1

add 2x2 to each side: -3x + 9 = 8x2 - x - 1

add 3x to each side: 9 = 8x2 + 2x - 1

subtract 9 from each side: 8x2 + 2x - 10 = 0

divide by 2: 4x2 + x - 5 = 0

Factors are: (4x + 5)(x - 1)

x = -1.25 or 1

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