## The problem

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i am not understanding where the solution gets to the x= answer could you please explain to me why it is that way to me it is very confusing.

## Answer provided by our tutors

The whole point of the solving is to get the variable terms (terms with 'x') on the left hand side of the equation and all the numbers on the right hand side of the equation.

First we perform all the operations to transform

-3(x+5)=5x-7(2x+5)

to

-3x - 15 = 5x - 14x - 35

-3x - 15 = -9x - 35

Then we move '-9x' to the right side and '-15' to the left side:

-3x + 9x = -35 + 15

6x = -20

Then we divide both sided by '6':

x = -20/6

x = - 10/3

x = -3 1/3

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