Problem 946

Solve for the unknown in the equation.

5(x-4) = 25




Eliminate the parentheses.

5x – 20 = 25

Add the known value to both sides of the equation.

5x – 20 + (20) =  25 + (20)

Now simplify.

5x = 45

Divide both sides of the equation by the known factor to isolate the unknown value.


Now simplify.

x = 9

Check the solution by substituting the answer in the original equation and verifying that a true statement results.

The answer checks, so the solution of the equation is 9.


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