How do you solve 5x-2=4x+14?

1 Answer
Nov 1, 2015

$x = 16$

Explanation:

$5 x - 2 = 4 x + 14$

Subtract $4 x$ from both sides.

$5 x - 2 - 4 x = 14$

Simplify.

$x - 2 = 14$

Add $2$ to both sides.

$x = 14 + 2$

Simplify.

$x = 16$