What is the solution of -8(2x – 1) = 36 ?

-8(2x – 1) = 36

-16x + 8 = 36 {used distributive property}

-8 -8

-16x = 28 {subtracted 8 from each side}

x = -28/16 {divided each side by -16}

-16x + 8 = 36 {used distributive property}

-8 -8

-16x = 28 {subtracted 8 from each side}

x = -28/16 {divided each side by -16}

**x = -1 3/4**{wrote as a mixed number and reduced}*- Algebra House*