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

Jul 6, 2017

$- \frac{6}{7}$

#### Explanation:

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

$3 x + 5 - 6 \left(x + 1\right) = 4 x + 5$

Becomes:

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

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

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

Step 3) Solve:

$- 7 x = 6$

$x = - \frac{6}{7}$