# How do you solve  50= 15-6(2x-5)?

Jul 28, 2016

$x = - \frac{5}{12}$

#### Explanation:

Multiply everything inside the bracket by -6

$50 = 15 - 12 x + 30$

Move $- 12 x$ to the other side of the = and change its sign.
Move the 50 to the other side of the = and change its sign.

$+ 12 x = 15 + 30 - 50$

$12 x = - 5$

Divide both sides by 12

$\frac{12}{12} \times x = - \frac{5}{12}$

But $\frac{12}{12} = 1$ and $1 \times x = x$

$x = - \frac{5}{12}$