## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

We are given the equation $4(x-11)+3x=20x-31$. In order to solve, first use the distributive property to simplify the left side. $4x-44+3x=20x-31$ $7x-44=20x-31$ Add 31 to both sides. $7x-13=20x$ Subtract 7x from both sides. $13x=-13$ Divide both sides by 13. $x=-1$