# How do you solve -7+ 6x = - ( - 5x + 5)?

Sep 8, 2017

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Begin by distributing the negative on the left side to $\left(- 5 x + 5\right)$

$- 7 + 6 x = \left[- - 5 x\right] - \left[+ 5\right]$

$- 7 + 6 x = 5 x - 5$

Add $7$ to both sides:

cancel(-7)cancelcolor(red)(+7)+6x=5x-5color(red)(+7

$6 x = 5 x + 2$

Subtract $5 x$ from both sides:

$6 x \textcolor{red}{- 5 x} = \cancel{5 x} \cancel{\textcolor{red}{- 5 x}} + 2$

$x = 2$