# SOLUTION: 8x - 1 = 23 - 4x If I could see the steps in solving this I can figure out the rest of them. Thank you. Rick Kalbfell

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 51421This question is from textbook introductory algebra : 8x - 1 = 23 - 4x If I could see the steps in solving this I can figure out the rest of them. Thank you. Rick Kalbfell This question is from textbook introductory algebra Answer by rchill(405)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You need to get like terms on the same side of the equation; i.e., get the 'x' terms all on one side and the scalars on the opposite side. So, let's start by adding 1 to both sides of the equation: . That equates to: . Next, let's add 4x to both sides thusly: , which simplifies to: 12x = 24. To solve for x, we have to divide both sides by 12: , and that simplifies to . To check our work, we substitute 2 into the original equation. This produces: , which equates to , which simplifies to 15=15. Because 15=15 is a true statement, that proves our answer of is correct.