# How do you solve -97= - 2- 5( 7- 6x )?

Jun 19, 2018

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

this can be done by equations solving

$- 97 = - 2 - 5 \left(7 - 6 x\right)$

Add $2$ to both sides

-97+2=cancel(-2)-5(7-6x)cancel(+2

$- 95 = - 5 \left(7 - 6 x\right)$

divide the two sides by $- 5$

$19 = 7 - 6 x$

Subtract 7 from both sides

19-7=cancel(7)-6xcancel(-7

$12 = - 6 x$

Divide both sides by $- 6$

$x = - 2$