# How do you solve #2/5(10x + 25) = -10 - 4(x +3)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 29, 2016

#### Answer:

Use the distributive property, then solve for

#### Explanation:

The distributive property states that

We now have

Let's combine like terms to make this easier:

Next, let's isolate

...and adding 4x to each side:

Finally, let's divide each side by 8: