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

1 Answer
Nov 12, 2015

Answer:

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-(2x-9)=-19# is our original equation.

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

#4-2x+9=-19#

Now I'm going to gather like terms.

#13-2x=-19#

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

#-2x = -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#