# How do you solve x + 5 - 8x = 26?

Mar 4, 2018

$x = - 3$

#### Explanation:

x+5−8x=26    Solve for $x$

1) Combine like terms
$- 7 x + 5 = 26$

2) Subtract $5$ from each side to isolate the $- 7 x$ term
$- 7 x = 21$

3) Divide both sides by $- 7$ to isolate $x$
$x = - 3$