How do you solve #96= 2( - 8- 8x )#?
You use the distributive property, then solve for
You first need to use the distributive property to get rid of the brackets.
What is the distributive property?
You multiply everything in the bracket with the number on the outside of the bracket.
For you, you would do.
That gives you,
Now your new equation is
Now, you ALWAYS want to isolate your variable when you're solving these kinds of questions, and in order to isolate it, you need to get rid of the number in front of the variable.
HOWEVER, first make sure that all the numbers are on one side and the variable is on one side.
Now to have the numbers on one side and the variables on another, you bring over the
Now you'll have
Now you have,
Like I said before, you ALWAYS want the variable to be by itself, so to get rid of the
Now you have