# How do you solve 7( x + 7) + x = 4( x + 5) + 6?

Aug 19, 2017

$x = - 5.75$

#### Explanation:

$7 \left(x + 7\right) + x = 4 \left(x + 5\right) + 6$

$7 x + 49 + x = 4 x + 20 + 6 \text{ }$ ( times the bracket )

$7 x + x - 4 x = 20 + 6 - 49 \text{ }$ ( take all $x$'s to one side )

$4 x = - 23$

$x = - 5.75$