College Algebra (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321671791
ISBN 13: 978-0-32167-179-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Exercises - Page 85: 50



Work Step by Step

Distribute -1 to the terms in the parentheses on the left hand side. $5x-2a-c=4(x+c)$ Distribute 4 to the terms in the parentheses on the right hand side. $5x-2a-c=4x+4c$ Add 2a to both sides. $5x-c=4x+4c+2a$ Add c to both sides. $5x=4x+5c+2a$ Subtract 4x from both sides. $x=5c+2a$
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