### Home > CC3 > Chapter 9 > Lesson 9.2.1 > Problem 9-61

9-61.

Solve these equations for

*x*. Check your answers. Homework Help ✎2(

*x*+ 4.5) = 326 + 2.5

*x*= 21

Distribute.

2(*x*) + 2(4.5) = 32

Subtract 9 from both sides.

2*x* + 9 = 32

−9 −9

2*x* = 23

Divide by 2.

*x* = 11.5

Isolate the variable.

See (a).

You could cross multiply.

16*x* = 5(9)