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

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#### Explanation:

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

The first thing we want to do is use the distribute property. This means that we "distribute" or multiply the value outside of the parenthesis to everything inside it.

Let's look at

And when we combine them together we get

Next, for

So now the equation looks like this:

Now we need to simplify and combine "like terms", so:

Now we add

#### Explanation:

Open the brackets

Collect like terms