# How do you solve #-5=-2 (x+1)-2(2- x)#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 30, 2018

**No Solution** or

#### Explanation:

This is how you distribute something:

Following this image, we know that:

Now let's put these expressions back into the equation:

Let's color code the like terms on the right side of the equation:

Combine like terms:

However, now we don't have a variable to solve for! Now we look at whether this equation is true. Is it true that **NO!**

That means the answer is **No Solution** or

Hope this helps!