# How do you solve #9x -5 (x-12)=30#?

##### 2 Answers

Nov 6, 2015

x=-7.5

#### Explanation:

Multiply 5 through the parentheses and we get:

9x - 5x + 60 = 30

4x = -30

x = -7.5

Nov 6, 2015

Use the distributive property, combine like terms, and use basic operations to isolate

#### Explanation:

Starting from

Apply the distributive property to

Combining the like terms

Subtracting

Finally, dividing both sides of the equation by

Of course, we want to write the fraction in its reduced form, so