How do you solve #-10(x+5)+76= -12#?
Multiplying out the brackets gives:
Don't forget you are multiplying by negative 10.
Multiply both side by (-1) giving
Divide both sides by 10
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Consider the left hand side only
Maybe this one will be a little bit easier on the steps.
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: