# How do you solve 7(x − 1) = 5(x + 2) + 1?

Jan 8, 2016

Use the distributive property.

#### Explanation:

7(x - 1) = 5(x + 2) + 1
7x - 7 = 5x + 10 + 1
7x - 5x = 10 + 1 + 7
2x = 18
x = 9

The solution is x = 9.

Hopefully you understand now.