# How do you solve for x in #2x+9= 7x-1#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

With practice you will be able to cut out a lot of the steps I have shown you!

#### Explanation:

manipulate so that you have all the x's and their coefficients on one side of the = and all the numbers on the other

Manipulate the x's so that you end up with just a single x and everything else on the other side of the =

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Given:

Keep

Subtract

Add

Write as:

Divide both sides by

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