# How do you solve #-10(x+5)+76= -12#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Multiplying out the brackets gives:

Don't forget you are multiplying by negative 10.

Subtract

Multiply both side by (-1) giving

Divide both sides by 10

But

'~~~~~~~~~ Check ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Consider the left hand side only

RESULT: 3.8

Maybe this one will be a little bit easier on the steps.

#### Explanation:

Get rid of brackets by multiplying the coefficient with the digits in the brackets.

Unknowns: one side, knowns: another.

Since the both sides are negative, let's multiply them by

Now, do just a division: