## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

c = $\frac{23}{7}$
$\frac{5(c + 1)}{6}$ = 2c - 3 Multiply both sides by 6: 5(c + 1) = 6(2c - 3) Distribute: 5c + 5 = 12c - 18 Subtract 12c from both sides: -7c + 5 = -18 Subtract 5 from both sides: -7c = -23 Divide both sides by -7: c = $\frac{23}{7}$