# How do you solve -4- ( x + 8) = - 10( - 2x - 3)?

$x = - 2$
$- 4 - x - 8 = 20 x + 30$ distribute
$- 12 - x = 20 x + 30$ combine like terms
$21 x = - 42$ add x, subtract 30 from both sides
$x = - 2$ divide by coefficient (21) to isolate x