How do you solve #3 - 5(x + 2) = 3(x + 1) + 6#?

1 Answer
Jul 13, 2016

Answer:

#x = -2#

Explanation:

Use the distributive law to multiply out the brackets first so we have separate terms.

#3 - 5(x + 2) = 3(x + 1) + 6#

#3-5x-10 = 3x +3+6#

#cancel3-5x-10 = 3x +cancel3+6#

#-10-6 = 3x+5x " x terms on right to keep them positive"#
#-16 = 8x#

#x = -2#