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9-110.

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).

Use fraction busters.

16*x* = 5(9)

9-110.

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).

Use fraction busters.

16*x* = 5(9)