# How do you solve #9x + 5( 2x + 11) = 3( x + 21) + 2( 8x - 4)#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 26, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand all the terms in parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

Next, group and combine like terms on each side of the equation:

Because both sides of the equation are now the same, the solution is x is all real numbers. Any number you select for