## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$9x-10=5$
From the problem: "ten less than:" $something -10$ "ten less than the product of:" $something$ $\times$ $something-10$ "the product of $x$ and nine:" $(x)(9)$ "is five:" $=5$ Combine: $(x)(9)-10=5$ OR More commonly written as: $9x-10=5$