How do you solve 15(-42x+40) = 15(-8x+244)?

Apr 21, 2018

$x = - 6$

Explanation:

Divide both sides by 15

$\implies$ -$42 x + 40 = - 8 x + 244$

Add $42 x$ to both sides

$40 = 34 x + 244$

Subtract 244 from both sides

$- 204 = 34 x$

Divide both sides by 34

$- \frac{204}{34} = x$

$x = - 6$