x = 5
Work Step by Step
6x + 5 = 4(x + 4) - 1 Distribute: 6x + 5 = 4x + 16 - 1 Combine like terms: 6x + 5 = 4x + 15 Subtract 4x from both sides: 2x + 5 = 15 Subtract 5 from both sides: 2x = 10 Divide both sides by 2: x = 5
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