## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

We are given that $5(x-7)=4x-35+x$ To solve for x, first use the distributive property to simplify the left side of the equation. $5x-35=4x-35+x$ Combine like terms on the right side. $5x-35=5x-35$ Both sides are identical, so the solution set consists of all real numbers.