Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for x 4-(2x-2)=2(x+4)-1