# How do you solve #-25( x - 4) = 55( x - 10)#?

##### 2 Answers

Dec 9, 2016

#### Explanation:

First, distribute the multipliers across the terms within parenthesis:

Now solve for

Dec 9, 2016

x = 8.125

#### Explanation:

-25(x-4) = 55(x-10)

First distribute the -25 and the 55. (By multiplying in the parentheses.)

-25x+100 = 55x - 550

Next, add 550 to both sides.

-25x +650 = 55x

Then, add 25x to both sides.

650 = 80x

After that, divide 80 from both sides.

8.125 = x

Lastly, switch the x and 8.125.

x = 8.125