If 4x - 2 = 14, what is the value of 2x - 1 ?

(A.) 8

(B) 7

(C) 6

(D) 5

(E) 4

(A.) 8

(B) 7

(C) 6

(D) 5

(E) 4

4x - 2 = 14

4x = 16 {added 2 to each side}

x = 4 {divided each side by 4}

2x - 1

= 2(4) - 1 {substituted 4 in for x}

= 8 - 1 {multiplied}

= 7 {subtracted}

4x = 16 {added 2 to each side}

x = 4 {divided each side by 4}

2x - 1

= 2(4) - 1 {substituted 4 in for x}

= 8 - 1 {multiplied}

= 7 {subtracted}

**D.) 7****- Algebra House**