# How do you solve #5( x + 4) = 40#?

##### 3 Answers

Oct 14, 2016

#### Explanation:

Open the brackets.

Subtract 20 from each side.

Divide both sides by 5.

Oct 14, 2016

#### Explanation:

Expand:

Simplify:

Divide:

Aug 5, 2018

#### Explanation:

We can divide both sides by

Next, to completely isolate the

There is another way of going about this, however. We could have just distributed the

We would subtract

Hope this helps!