#### Answer

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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ISBN 10:
0321726391

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x = -1

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