# How do you simplify 6 + (x - 5) + 7?

Sep 28, 2014

We can use PEMDAS to solve this;

6 + $\left(x - 5\right)$ +7

solving parenthesis

6 + x -5 +7

x + 6-5 +7

x + 8

equating this to zero we get;

x +8 =0

subtracting 8 from both sides;

x + $\left(8 - 8\right)$ = 0 -8

x = -8