# How do you solve 4 + 5(3 - x) = 4(8 + 2x)?

Feb 26, 2016

$x = - 1$

#### Explanation:

4 + 5(3 − x) = 4(8 + 2x)

Distribute $5$ and $4$ to make the equation in its expanded form

$4 + 15 - 5 x = 32 + 8 x$

Joining common factors or alike integers for each side:

$13 x = - 13$

Simplify by dividing both sides with $13$

$x = - 1$