# How do you simplify 5(x - 3) + 2(3x + 8)=0?

$= 5 x - 15 + 6 x + 16 = 0$
$= 5 x + 6 x - 15 + 16 = 0$
$= 11 x + 1 = 0$
$= 11 x = - 1$
$= x = - \frac{1}{11}$