# How do you solve 3(2x + 1) = 7-2 (x+5)?

Jul 5, 2015

color(blue)(x=-3/4

#### Explanation:

$3 \left(2 x + 1\right) = 7 - 2 \left(x + 5\right)$

$6 x + 3 = 7 - 2 x - 10$

$6 x + 2 x = 7 - 10 - 3$

$8 x = - 6$

color(blue)(x=-6/8 = -3/4