# How do you solve 5- 2( x + 4) - 6x = x + 15?

Sep 2, 2017

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

$5 - 2 x - 2 \cdot 4 - 6 x = x + 15$

$5 - 2 x - 8 - 6 x = x + 15$

$- 3 - 8 x = x + 15$

$- 8 x - x = 15 + 3$

$- 9 x = 18$

$x = \frac{18}{- 9}$

$x = - 2$