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

Jun 26, 2018

$x = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Expand the left hand sign:

$3 x - 9 - 7 x = - 5$

Sum like terms:

$- 4 x - 9 = - 5$

Add $9$ to both sides:

$- 4 x = 4$

Divide both sides by $- 4$:

$x = - 1$