## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$x=-5$
$-6+2=4x+1-3x\rightarrow$ subtract 1 from each side $-6+2-1=4x+1-3x-1\rightarrow$ combine like terms $-5=x$ Check by substituting -5 for x. Simplify. $-6+2=4(-5)+1-3(-5)$ $-6+2=-20+1-(-15)$ $-4=-4\ \surd$