# How do you solve 2x - 5( x + 6) = 3 4+ 5x?

Jun 3, 2018

The value of x is -8.

#### Explanation:

$2 x - 5 \left(x + 6\right) = 34 + 5 x$

The first step would be to expand the brackets and then simplify.

$2 x - 5 x - 30 = 34 + 5 x$

$- 3 x - 30 = 34 + 5 x$

$- 3 x - 5 x = 34 + 30$

$- 8 x = 64$

$x = - \frac{64}{8}$

$x = - 8$