# SOLUTION: I need help with this equation. 5(2x + -7) = 33 + 3(6x + 4)

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 Question 187357: I need help with this equation. 5(2x + -7) = 33 + 3(6x + 4)Answer by josmiceli(9817)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! I'm not sure what your main difficulty is, but I'll go through it in detail First you need the distributive law which is is the same as Note that +(-5) = -5 (or any number, I just picked 5) So far, I have: I'll use the same law again on the right side Now subtract from both sides Simplify the right side Subtract from both sides Divide both sides by or, write it like Now check the answer: Add the number inside the ( ) on right side OK