# How do you solve #-36= - 8u + 6( u - 8)#?

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Jun 13, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"distribute and simplify"#

#-36=-8u+6u-48#

#"add 48 to both sides"#

#-36+48=-2u#

#12=-2u#

#"divide both sides by "-2#

#12/(-2)=urArru=-6#

#color(blue)"As a check"# Substitute this value into the right side of the equation and if equal to the left then it is the solution.

#(-8xx-6)+(6xx-14)=48-84=-36#

#u=-6" is the solution"#

#### Explanation:

First, expand the brackets through FOIL

Then add like

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You canâ€™t have a negative answer, so you need to divide by