# How do you solve 188=-4(-5+6v)?

Apr 19, 2018

$v = - 7$

#### Explanation:

Apply the distributive property

$188 = - 4 \left(- 5\right) - 4 \left(6 v\right)$

$188 = 20 - 24 v$

Subtract $20$ from both sides of the equation

$188 - 20 = 20 - 20 - 24 v$

$168 = - 24 v$

Divide both sides by $- 24$ to isolate the variable

$\frac{168}{-} 24 = \frac{- 24 v}{-} 24$

$v = - 7$