# How do you solve 2 (5x + 1) = 3 (3x + 7) ?

Jun 20, 2016

$x = 19$

#### Explanation:

Distribute 2 and 3 on each side.
$10 x + 2 = 9 x + 21$

Subtract $9 x$ from each side.
$10 x - 9 x + 2 = 9 x - 9 x + 21$
$x + 2 = 21$

Subtract 2 from each side.
$x + 2 - 2 = 21 - 2$
$x = 19$