2x+7=10x-9

Subtract 10x from both sides of the equation.

2x+7-10x=-9

Subtract 10x from 2x.

-8x+7=-9

-8x+7=-9

Subtract 7 from both sides of the equation.

-8x=-9-7

Subtract 7 from -9.

-8x=-16

-8x=-16

Divide each term in -8x=-16 by -8.

-8x-8=-16-8

Cancel the common factor of -8.

Cancel the common factor.

-8x-8=-16-8

Divide x by 1.

x=-16-8

x=-16-8

Divide -16 by -8.

x=2

x=2

Solve for x 2x+7=10x-9