# How do you solve the equation for #z#: #4(2z - 3) = 7(z + 5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 7, 2015

There are several steps.

#### Explanation:

I will remove parentheses, then collect all terms involving the unknown on one side and all terms not involving the unknown on the other side. I then expect to divide by the coefficient of the unknown.

Remove parentheses by using the distributive property (of multiplication over addition and subtraction).

Subtract

In this case, the coefficient of the unknown (the number in front of

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