# How do you solve #8-5(x+3)=2#?

##### 4 Answers

Expand the bracket

collect like terms

add

subtract 2

divide by 5

#### Explanation:

#"distribute bracket and simplify"#

#8-5x-15=2#

#-5x-7=2#

#"add 7 to both sides"#

#-5x=2+7=9#

#"divide both sides by "-5#

#x=9/(-5)=-9/5#

#color(blue)"As a check"# Substitute this value into the left side of the equation and if equal to the right side then it is the solution.

#8-5(-9/5+15/5)=8-(5xx6/5)=8-6=2#

#x=-9/5" is the solution"#

#### Explanation:

1) Eliminate the brackets: Multiply the

You should get:

2) Common Factor: Take the

You should get:

3) Get the

Then to get the

You should get:

#### Explanation:

Let's start by distributing the

Which simplifies to

Adding

Lastly, dividing both sides by

Hope this helps!