# How do you solve 4 - (2x - 9)= -19?

Nov 12, 2015

By going through the problem like an equation getting $x$ by itself.

#### Explanation:

I'm just going to go step by step explaining each step.

$4 - \left(2 x - 9\right) = - 19$ is our original equation.

Now I'm going to get rid of the parenthesis by distributing the negative outside of it.

$4 - 2 x + 9 = - 19$

Now I'm going to gather like terms.

$13 - 2 x = - 19$

Now I'm going to get $2 x$ by itself so we can solve for $x$ by subtracting $13$ from each side.

$- 2 x = - 32$

Now I'm going to divide each side by $- 2$ to get $x$ by itself, and that will get us our final answer.

$x = 16$