Test 6 Section 4 #32

This question is built to nail you if you forget to distribute. The first step is the most important.

You need to remember to both distribute the 2 across the 5*x* and the –20 and *also* distribute the negative across the 15 and the 8*x*. Once you’ve done that, the rest is just plain-old vanilla solving for *x*. Here are my steps: