x = -1
Work Step by Step
7(x - 1) + 9 = 5x Distribute: 7x - 7 + 9 = 5x 7x + 2 = 5x Subtract 5x from both sides: 2x + 2 = 0 Subtract 2 from both sides: 2x = -2 Divide both sides by 2: x = -2/2 = -1
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