# How do you solve 5(x + 3) + 9 = 3(x - 2) + 4?

$x = - 13$
$5 \left(x + 3\right) + 9 = 3 \left(x - 2\right) + 4$
$5 x + 15 + 9 = 3 x - 6 + 4$
$5 x + 24 = 3 x - 2$
$2 x = - 26$
$x = - 13$