Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-4 Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 10

Answer

$x=4$

Work Step by Step

$5x-1=x+15 \\\\ 4x-1=15 \\\\ 4x=16 \\\\ x=4$ We first subtract x on both sides. Next, we add 1 to both sides. Finally, we divide by 4 to get that x=4. We plug 4 in for x and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.
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