# How do you solve −4(x + 1) − 3 = −3(x − 4)?

May 9, 2018

$x = - 19$

#### Explanation:

Let's start by distributing the $- 4$ on the left side and the $- 3$ on the right. We get

$- 4 x - 4 - 3 = - 3 x + 12$

We can simplify the terms on the left to get

$- 4 x - 7 = - 3 x + 12$

Adding $4 x$ to both sides, we get

$- 7 = x + 12$

We can subtract $12$ from both sides to get

$x = - 19$

Hope this helps!