How do you solve #\frac { 7} { 5} ( x - 2) = - \frac { 14} { 5}#?

1 Answer
Nov 4, 2016

Answer:

#x = 0#

Explanation:

Step 1) Multiple each side of the equation by #5# to eliminate the fraction which will make the problem easier to work with and keep the equation balance.
Step 2) Expand the terms in parenthesis
Step 3) Solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced

#5(7/5)(x - 2) = 5(-14/5)#

#7(x - 2) = -14#

#7x - 14 = -14#

#7x - 14 + 14 = -14 + 14#

#7x - 0 = 0#

#7x = 0#

#7x/7 = 0/7#

#x = 0#