# How do you solve -3(6x-4)=5x+28?

Nov 22, 2016

$x = \frac{- 16}{23}$

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Expand the terms within parenthesis:

$- 18 x + 12 = 5 x + 28$

Step 2) Add $18 x$ to each side of the equation:

$- 18 x + 12 + 18 x = 5 x + 28 + 18 x$

$12 = 23 x + 28$

Step 3) Subtract 28 from each side of the equation:

$12 - 28 = 23 x + 28 - 28$

$- 16 = 23 x$

Step 4) Divide each side of the equation by 23:

$\frac{- 16}{23} = \frac{23 x}{23}$

$x = \frac{- 16}{23}$