# How do you solve 5( 2x - 1) = 2x + 9+ x?

Mar 24, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

$5 \left(2 x - 1\right) = 2 x + 9 + x \rightarrow$ First, use the distributive property to get rid of the parentheses and combine the like terms (2x and x)

$5 \cdot 2 x - 5 \cdot 1 = 3 x + 9$

$10 x - 5 = 3 x + 9$

$10 x = 3 x + 14$

$7 x = 14$

$x = 2$