How do you solve #3x + 5 = 2 ( x + 7 )#?
Work backwards to solve for x
To find something that is lost work backwards to find what is lost.
The order of operations backwards is PESADM
Think about like this. " if you lose something in PE you are a SAD M(an)(am)
First remove parenthesis and exponents ( PE) then remove addition and subtraction by doing the opposite. (SA) Then remove multiplication and division by doing the opposite.
First remove parenthesis