Simplify by multiplying through.

Apply the distributive property.

Reorder.

Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.

Move to the left of .

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Multiply by .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Add to both sides of the equation.

Combine the opposite terms in .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Add and .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Divide by .

Solve for x x(2x-3)=(2x+1)(x-4)