# How do you solve 5(t - 3) - 2t = -30?

Mar 10, 2018

$t = - 5$

#### Explanation:

Distribute $5$ through the parenthesis

$5 t - 15 - 2 t = - 30$

Collect the like terms

$3 t - 15 = - 30$

Add $15$ to both sides

$3 t = - 15$

Divide both sides of the equation by $3$ to isolate $t$

$t = - \frac{15}{3}$

$\therefore$$t = - 5$