# How do you solve 144= -12(x+5)?

Mar 13, 2018

$x = - 17$

#### Explanation:

Divide both sides by $- 12$ and solve.
$144 = - 12 \left(x + 5\right)$
$- 12 = x + 5$
$- 17 = x$

$x = - 17$