## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$x=1.5$
$12-2(3x+1)=4x-5$ $12-6x-2=4x-5$ $10-6x=4x-5$ Add 6x to both sides. $10=10x-5$ Add 5 to both sides. $15=10x$ $1.5=x$