# How do you solve #4- ( x - 7) = 36#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

So first, you expand the brackets (the minus sign basically means

Then, add up the common terms, so the

Isolate

Work backwards to solve for x

#### Explanation:

The order of operations backwards is PESADM

Think about this way "If you lose your cell phone in PE you are a SAD M(an)

To solve first remove parenthesis and exponents (PE) Then move everything that can be added or subtracted away from the variable (SA) working backwards. Last Divide or Multiply (saD Man) to isolate the variable again doing the opposite.

Divide both sides by