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

May 25, 2016

$x = - 19$

#### Explanation:

distribute both sides
$- 4 x - 4 - 3 = - 3 x + 12$
add $4 x$ to both sides and combine like terms
$- 7 = x + 12$
subtract 12 from both sides
$- 19 = x$