# How do you solve -5( n + 12) = 5( - 4n - 10) + 5?

Sep 19, 2017

First of all, you need to expand in order to remove the brackets.

#### Explanation:

$- 5 \left(n + 12\right) = 5 \left(- 4 n - 10\right) + 5$

which equals

$- 5 n - 60 = - 20 n - 50 + 5$

Then, you collect the like terms:

$- 5 n + 20 n = - 50 + 5 + 60$

then you get

$15 n = 15$

You divide both sides by $15$ and the final answer will be

$n = 1$