How do you solve #7( x - 1) + 5= - 2( 3- 4x ) + 5#?

1 Answer
Aug 1, 2017

Answer:

#x=-1#

Refer to the explanation for the process.

Explanation:

Solve:

#7(x-1)+5=-2(3-4x)+5#

Expand.

#7x-7+5=-6+8x+5#

Simplify.

#7x-2=-1+8x#

Subtract #7x# from both sides.

#-2=-1+8x-7x#

Add #1# to both sides.

#-2+1=8x-7x#

Simplify.

#-1=x#

Switch sides.

#x=-1#