# How do you solve 7( t + 1) = 5( t - 4) - 1?

Oct 19, 2017

$t = - 14$

#### Explanation:

Expand the brackets.

$7 t + 7 = 5 t - 20 - 1$

Move the unknowns to the left hand side and solve for $t$.

$7 t - 5 t = - 20 - 1 - 7$
$2 t = - 28$
$t = - 14$