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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 388468: Can you please solve this equation with a show of work? I need to use this as an example for others. Im my textbook they will show a break down but then the exercises to work on are different. 4x+5=3(x-1)Found 2 solutions by ewatrrr, Fombitz:Answer by ewatrrr(11176)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi, Applying the Distributive Principle and combining like terms.. will result in isolating x on one side of the equation, thus solving for x. 4x+5=3(x-1) | Applying the distributive Principle 4x + 5 = 3x - 3 Proceeding to combine like terms and isolate x on one side of the equation | subtracting 3x from both sides of the equation 4x -3x + 5 = 3x -3x - 3 x + 5 = -3 | Subtracting 5 from both sides of the equation x + 5 - 5 = -3 - 5 x = -8 Always feel free to post questions of a general nature with an example, as You did here. ```Answer by Fombitz(13828)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!<-- Distribute the on the right hand side. <-- Subtract from both sides <-- Subtract from both sides