# How do you solve 4v-5(3v+10) = 126?

Jun 15, 2015

Distribute the $- 5$, isolate and combine the variables on one side, and divide both sides by the coefficient of $v$. This gives $v = - 16$.

#### Explanation:

$4 v - 5 \left(3 v + 10\right) = 126$

Distribute the $- 5$.

$4 v - 15 v - 50 = 126$

Add $50$ to both sides of the equation, and combine the $v$ terms.

$- 11 v = 176$

Divide both sides by $- 11$.

$v = \frac{176}{- 11} = - 16$

$v = - 16$