# How do you solve 10(2x + 4) = - (-8 -9x) + 3x?

Jan 25, 2016

x = - 4

#### Explanation:

First 'distribute' the brackets :

ie 20x + 40 = 8 + 9x + 3x

( collect x terms to left side and numbers to the right )

20x - 9x - 3x = 8 - 40

hence : 8x = - 32

( divide both sides by 8 )

so x = - 4