# How do you solve #55x-3(9x+12)= -64#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Let's start by distributing the

We can simplify the terms on the left to get:

Next, add

Divide both sides by

Hope this helps!

Expand the terms in the parentheses and then you can solve for

#### Explanation:

First, let's expand the parentheses. We'll do this by distributing the multiplication factor that's outside the parentheses to all terms inside of them. We'll do this in two steps.

First, let's distribute the 3-times multiplier:

Next, let's treat the minus sign as a -1 multiplier. This will eliminate the need for the parentheses altogether, since we've now distributed everything:

Now, we combine like terms. We'll combine the

Finally, we divide through by