## anonymous 5 years ago Solve: 4(2x − 1) − 3 = 9(x − 4) Can you help to solve this by Pam

1. anonymous

Expand both sides, collect x-terms on the left, and numbers on the right and divide where you have to"$4(2x-1)-3=9(x-4) \rightarrow 8x-7=9x-36$$8x-9x=-36-(-7)\rightarrow -x=-29\rightarrow x=29$

2. anonymous

that would not be -29 just 29 right

3. anonymous

yeah 29

4. anonymous

you have to divide the second-last one by -1 on both sides to get positive x = positive 29

5. anonymous

Thank you