#### Answer

x = -5

#### Work Step by Step

1. Given: 9x + 1 = 7x - 9
2. Subtract: 2x = -10
3. Divide: x = -5
4. Check: 9(-5) + 1 = 7(-5) - 9
-44 = -44, so the solution is correct.

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

ISBN 13:
978-0-32196-935-4

x = -5

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