9x+5-4x=-20

Subtract 4x from 9x.

5x+5=-20

Subtract 5 from both sides of the equation.

5x=-20-5

Subtract 5 from -20.

5x=-25

5x=-25

Divide each term in 5x=-25 by 5.

5×5=-255

Cancel the common factor of 5.

Cancel the common factor.

5×5=-255

Divide x by 1.

x=-255

x=-255

Divide -25 by 5.

x=-5

x=-5

Solve for x 9x+5-4x=-20