# How do you solve #−2(x − 5) = −4#?

##### 3 Answers

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we need to remove the terms from parenthesis on the left side of the equation. To do this we must multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

Next, subtract

Now, divide each side of the equation by

x=7

#### Explanation:

- Use the distributive property

2. Simplify

- Bring all like terms to one side and simplify

ANSWER:

#### Explanation:

Begin by distributing the

Then subtract 10 to both sides:

Finally, divide