Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 1 - Tools of Geometry - Get Ready! - Page 1: 15



Work Step by Step

We start by distributing in the left side of the equation, giving: $2x+6-1=7x$. To isolate $x$ and its coefficient, we subtract 2x from both sides, giving $6-1=5x$. Simplifying the left side gives $5=5x$. To fully isolate $x$, we divide both sides by 5, giving $1=x$.
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