# Chapter 1 - Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities - 1-4 Solving Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 31: 38

x = a(b + 5)

#### Work Step by Step

Our goal is to isolate x. To accomplish this we will first add 5 to both sides and then multiply both sides by a: $\frac{x}{a}-5 = b$ $\frac{x}{a} = b + 5$ $x = a(b + 5)$

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