# How doy ou solve #2v - 4+ 2( 4v + 6) = - 2( v + 5)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First step: expand brackets - you do this by multiplying the number in front of the brackets by each of the numbers in the brackets.

Second step: move all letters on one side and all numbers on the other side.

Note: when moving numbers/letters on the opposite side of the equal sign, you have to change signs ie. **+** 1v = 3

Also note: it doesn't matter what side you move the letters and numbers, as long as they are both on different sides.

Third step: simplify both sides.

Fourth step: isolate v by dividing 12 onto the opposite side. We divide because the opposite of multiply is divide and 12 is multiplied by v.

Fifth step: simplify further or leave as above.

To get -3 and 2, I divided -18 and 12 by the highest common factor which was 6.