# Question #7c8da

##### 2 Answers

Oct 28, 2017

x = -3

#### Explanation:

multiply through...

...add 25 to both sides:

...divide both sides by 12:

GOOD LUCK

Check your work:

2(6(-3) - 1) -23 = 2(-19) - 23 = -38-23 = -61 CHECK

Oct 28, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"distribute bracket on the left side of equation"#

#12x-2-23=-61#

#rArr12x-25=-61larrcolor(blue)"simplifying"#

#"add 25 to both sides"#

#12xcancel(-25)cancel(+25)=-61+25#

#rArr12x=-36#

#"divide both sides by "12#

#(cancel(12) x)/cancel(12)=(-36)/12#

#rArrx=-3#

#color(blue)"As a check"#

#"substitute this value into the left side of the "#

#"equation and if equal to the right side then it is"#

#"the solution"#

#2(-18-1)-23=-38-23=-61=" right side"#

#rArrx=-3" is the solution"#