# How do you solve 7( 3+ 4x ) = - 7?

Nov 28, 2016

$x = - 1$

#### Explanation:

$7 \left(3 + 4 x\right) = - 7$

Distribute the $7$ to $3$ and $4 x$ by multiplying.

$21 + 28 x = - 7$

Subtract $21$ from both sides

$28 x = - 28$

Divide by $28$ on both sides

$x = - 1$