# How do you solve -128= 2( - 6x + 1) - 10?

Oct 19, 2016

$x = 10$

#### Explanation:

$- 128 = 2 \left(- 6 x + 1\right) - 10$

or

$- 128 = - 12 x + 2 - 10$

or

$- 128 = - 12 x - 8$

or

$12 x = 128 - 8$

or

$12 x = 120$

or

$x = \frac{120}{12}$

or

$x = 10$