How do you solve 2- 8( 4x + 7) = 3+ 2( x + 2)?

Mar 4, 2018

Look below for a step by step guide-

Explanation:

Expand the brackets first.

It should come out at:

$- 32 x - 54 = 2 x + 7$

Add $54$ to both sides:

$- 32 x - 54 + 54 = 2 x + 7 + 54$

Simplify this:

$- 32 x = 2 x + 61$

Subtract $2 x$ from both sides:

$- 32 x - 2 x = \cancel{2 x} + 61 \cancel{- 2 x}$

Simplify:

$- 32 x = 61$

Divide both sides by $- 34$:

$\frac{\cancel{- 34} x}{\cancel{- 34}} = \frac{61}{- 34}$

$x = \frac{- 61}{34}$