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

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2016

Distribute, Combine like terms, and get all the variables on one side and the numbers on the other.


First, you have to distribute the numbers outside of the parentheses to the numbers in the inside of the parentheses. After that, you can just combine like terms.
You should have an equation similar to this
After that, you can just use operations to get the variables all on one side.
After that, your equation should look like this:
#4x + 1 = -3#
After that, get the numbers on the side OPPOSITE of where the variables are. Then, you should just simplify anything that should be simplified and write out your final answer.
Your final answer should be
x = -1