How do you solve #−2(x − 5) = −4#?
See the entire solution process below:
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:
Now, divide each side of the equation by
- Use the distributive property
- Bring all like terms to one side and simplify
Begin by distributing the
Then subtract 10 to both sides: