# How do you solve 4x-5=2x-9?

Nov 2, 2015

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

$4 x - 5 = 2 x - 9$

Subtract $2 x$ from both sides.

#4x-2x-5=-9=

$2 x - 5 = - 9$

Add $5$ to both sides.

$2 x = - 9 + 5 =$

$2 x = - 4$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$x = \frac{- 4}{2} =$

$x = - 2$