# SOLUTION: The problem is 5x-2(4+3x)=11 the answer for "x" is supposed to be -19. but i cant figure out the "work" that is needed to be shown! Please HELP!!!!

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 Question 14515: The problem is 5x-2(4+3x)=11 the answer for "x" is supposed to be -19. but i cant figure out the "work" that is needed to be shown! Please HELP!!!! Answer by elima(1433)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5x-2(4+3x)=11 First you will distribute -2; -2(4)+-2(3x); 5x-8-6x=11 Now you will add like terms; 5x-6x-8=11 -x-8=11 Add 8 to both sides; -x-8+8=11+8 -x=19; We do not want to leave x as a negative so we will divide both sides by -1; x=-19 Hope you understand =)