# How do you solve 7(2x+1) = 3(x-5)?

Mar 11, 2018

$- 2$

#### Explanation:

$14 x + 7 = 3 x - 15$

$14 x - 3 x = - 15 - 7$

$11 x = - 22$

$x = \frac{- 22}{11}$

$x = - 2$

Mar 11, 2018

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

Our first step is to distribute the terms outside the parenthesis to the terms inside. Here, we are just multiplying. We get:

$14 x + 7 = 3 x - 15$

We can add $15$ to both sides to get:

$14 x + 22 = 3 x$

We can subtract $14 x$ from both sides to get:

$22 = - 11 x$

We can divide both sides by $- 11$ to get:

$x = - 2$