# How do you solve 4(2x − 1) − 3 = 9(x − 4)?

Jan 8, 2016

 color(blue)(x = 29

#### Explanation:

$4 \left(2 x - 1\right) - 3 = 9 \left(x - 4\right)$

$4 \times \left(2 x\right) + 4 \times \left(- 1\right) - 3 = 9 \times \left(x\right) + 9 \times \left(- 4\right)$

$8 x - 4 - 3 = 9 x - 36$

$8 x - 7 = 9 x - 36$

$- 7 + 36 = 9 x - 8 x$

$- 7 + 36 = x$

 color(blue)(x = 29