# How do you solve -31-4x=-5-5(1+5x)?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 19, 2017

$x = 1$

#### Explanation:

First of all, multiply the $- 5$ by $\left(1 + 5 x\right)$ to get

$- 5 - 25 x$

Separate the $x$'s and the numbers by exchanging them.

$- 31 - 4 x = - 5 - 5 - 25 x$

You get on one side:

$25 x - 4 x$

On the other:

$- 10 + 31$

After adding, you get

$21 x = 21$

Divide by $21$ on both sides to get

$x = 1$