# How do you solve 7- 4( x + 1) = - 1?

Apr 1, 2018

$x = 1$

#### Explanation:

First, subtract $7$ from both sides. You get

$- 4 \left(x + 1\right) = - 8$

Next, divide both sides by $- 4$. You get

$x + 1 = 2$

Subtract $1$ from both sides.

$x = 1$