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

9x+2=6x-4 First subtract 2 from both sides. 9x=6x-4-2 9x=6x-6 Them subtract 6x from both sides. 9x-6x=-6 3x=-6 Then divide both sides by 3. 3x$\div$3=-6$\div$3 x=-2 Check the answer. 9(-2)+2=6(-2)-4 -18+2=-12-4 -16=-16