# How do you solve -5( x + 3) = 3x + 25?

Nov 13, 2016

$x = - 5$

#### Explanation:

$- 5 \left(x + 3\right) = 3 x + 25$
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$\Rightarrow - 5 x - 15 = 3 x + 25$
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$\Rightarrow - 5 x - 3 x = 15 + 25$
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$\Rightarrow - 8 x = 40$
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$\Rightarrow x = \frac{40}{-} 8$
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$\Rightarrow x = - 5$