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

Sep 28, 2015

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#### Explanation:

 5(x−1)−(x+5)=2

 5x−5 − x -5=2

 5x − x =2 +5 +5

$4 x = 12$

$x = \frac{12}{4}$

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