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

Feb 9, 2016

X = 9

#### Explanation:

We have,
$7 \left(x - 1\right) = 5 \left(x + 2\right) + 1$
or $7 x - 7 = 5 x + 10 + 1$
or $7 x - 7 + 7 = 5 x + 11 + 7$
or $7 x - 5 x = 5 x - 5 x + 18$
or $2 x = 18$
or $\frac{2 x}{2} = \frac{18}{2}$
or $x = 9$