# How do you solve 3(x-4)=-10?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 6, 2018

$x = \frac{2}{3}$

#### Explanation:

$3 \left(x - 4\right) = - 10$

Distribute

$3 x - 12 = - 10$

Add $12$ on both sides of the equal sign

$3 x - 12 + 12 = - 10 + 12$

$3 x = 2$

Divide both sides of the equal sign by $3$

$\frac{3 x}{3} = \frac{2}{3}$

$x = \frac{2}{3}$