## Algebra 1

4x - 5 = 2x + 13 Subtract 2x from both sides: 4x - 2x -5 = 2x - 2x +13 2x - 5 = 13 Now, add 5 to both sides: 2x - 5 + 5 = 13 + 5 2x = 18 Now, divide both sides by 2: 2x $\div$2 = 18 $\div$2 x = 9