pre algebra

what is 5(2x-3)+8=9

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asked by Amber
  1. 5(2x - 3) + 8 = 9

    Distribute.
    10x - 15 + 8 = 9

    Move the constants to one side
    10x - 15 + 15 + 8 - 8 = 9 + 15 - 8
    10x = 16

    Divide.
    x = 16/10
    x = 8/5

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    posted by Marth

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