# How do you solve #2(8x-1)+7(x+5)=-59#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 23, 2016

#### Explanation:

Distribute the brackets, collect terms in x on the left side of the equation and numeric values on the right side.

#rArr16x-2+7x+35=-59# simplify the left side by collecting like terms.

#rArr23x+33=-59# subtract 33 from both sides.

#23xcancel(+33)cancel(-33)=-59-33#

#rArr23x=-92# To solve for x, divide both sides by 23

#(cancel(23) x)/cancel(23)=(-92)/23#

#rArrx=-4" is the solution"#