# How do you solve #3(x + 1) = -2(x - 1) - 4#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First you need to expand out the brackets on both sides of the equals sign.

Times the

Now expand the second set of brackets out. Remember that the

Here, you times

Now write out the sum with the newly expanded brackets and the

Collect the like terms on each side of the equals sign to make:

I did the sum

Now you have to collect all the

To cancel out

Then, to get rid of the

Finally, to cancel down the answer, divide both sides of the equals sign by