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Hi Mikhail,

You have 2 parts to this problem. On the left side of the equation its -9(x-5) that is going to be -9x+45

on the right side of the equation you have x + 22 1/2,

converting 22 1/2 to an improper fraction is multiplication of the denominator by the whole number and then adding the numerator to give (2*22)+1. That means the right side of the equation is x + 45/2.

now you can multiply both sides by 2 to get

-18x + 90 = 2x + 45

next, subtract 2x and 90 from both sides to get

-20x = -45

so that x = 45/20 = 9/4 or 2 1/4

Plug it back into the original equation to check and you'll find:

-9[(9/4)-5] = 9/4 +90/4

-81/4+180/4 = 99/4

99/4 = 99/4

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