How do you solve #55x-3(9x+12)= -64#?
Let's start by distributing the
We can simplify the terms on the left to get:
Divide both sides by
Hope this helps!
Expand the terms in the parentheses and then you can solve for
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