# How do you solve #-9( x + 5) = 81#?

##### 2 Answers

Nov 27, 2016

x= -14

#### Explanation:

Distribute:

-9x - 45 = 81

Common factors:

-9x = 81 + 45

Solve for X

-9x = 126

x = 126/-9

x= -14

Nov 27, 2016

#### Explanation:

First, divide each side of the equation by

Now subtract