# How do you solve 2(3-x)=16(x+1)?

Jun 5, 2018

$x = - \frac{5}{9}$

#### Explanation:

Let's distribute the $2$ and the $16$ to their respective terms. We get

$6 - 2 x = 16 x + 16$

Let's subtract $6$ from both sides to get

$- 2 x = 16 x + 10$

Next, we can subtract $16 x$ from both sides to get

$- 18 x = 10$

Lastly, we can divide both sides by $- 18$ to get

$x = - \frac{10}{18}$, which can be simplified to

$x = - \frac{5}{9}$

Hope this helps!