How do you solve 2(4x +1 ) = -3x - 5x - 14 ?

Feb 28, 2016

x = -1

Explanation:

After multiplying bracket , collect x terms to left and numbers to right.

hence: 8x + 2 = -8x - 14

so 8x + 8x = -14 - 2 → 16x = - 16

divide both sides by 16 to solve for x.

$\frac{\cancel{\left(16\right) x}}{\cancel{16}} = \frac{- 16}{16} \Rightarrow x = - 1$