How do you solve #3x + 5- 6( x + 1) = 4x + 5#?

1 Answer
Jul 6, 2017

Answer:

#-6/7#

Explanation:

Step 1) Solve for the parenthesis/ brackets "( )" in the equation

#3x+5-6(x+1)=4x+5#

Becomes:

#3x+5-6x-6=4x+5#

Step 2) Put the variables (in this case, #x#) on one side of the equal sign and the real numbers on the other side.

#3x-6x-4x=5+6-5#
(putting the variable on the left side of the equal sign is preferable)

Step 3) Solve:

#-7x=6#

#x=-6/7#