# How do you solve 1/2(x-4)-(5+x) = 0?

Jul 16, 2018

$x = - 14$

#### Explanation:

Multilying the given equation by $2$

$x - 4 - 2 \left(5 + x\right) = 0$
expanding

$x - 4 - 10 - 2 x = 0$

combining like terms

$- 14 - x = 0$

adding $x$

so we get

$x = - 14$