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

##### 1 Answer

Sep 28, 2014

We can use PEMDAS to solve this;

6 +

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 +

x = -8