Sangeetha Pulapaka
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STEP 1: Recall the distributive property

The distributive property states that when a factor is multiplied by the sum of two numbers, you can multiply each of the two numbers by that factor and then add them.

Applying the distributive property,

5(x-1) = 20

5\times x - 5\times 1= 20

STEP 2: Recall how to solve a two-step equation

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Isolate the x variable

5x -5 + 5 = 20 + 5

5x = 25

x = 5

Skills you may want to recall:

What is a variable

https://virtualnerd.com/act-math/algebra/evaluating-expressions/variables-definition