# How do you solve 7x + 15= - 8( - 7x - 8)?

Feb 3, 2018

$x = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Expand the bracket:

$7 x + 15 = 56 x + 64$

Get all $x$'s on one side (by subtracting $7 x$ and also subtracting 64):

$- 49 = 49 x$

Divide each side by 49

$x = - 1$