x = -3
Work Step by Step
-4(2x + 1) = -5x + 5 Distribute: -8x - 4 = -5x + 5 Add 5x to both sides: -3x - 4 = 5 Add 4 to both sides: -3x = 9 Divide both sides by -3: x = 9/(-3) x = -3
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