# How do you solve 6(x+1)-2x-1=(x+15)+(x+16)?

Jan 9, 2018

$x = 13$

#### Explanation:

Expand the brackets:

6(x+1)−2x−1=(x+15)+(x+16)

$6 x + 6 - 2 x - 1 = x + 15 + x + 16$

Now clean up the equation:

$4 x + 5 = 2 x + 31$

Move the $2 x$ to the LHS and the $+ 5$ to the RHS

$2 x = 26$

Therefore

$x = 13$