need help with work from school i dont understand fully
144 = -12(x+5)
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First, you'll want to distribute the -12 across the parentheses... that will make it 144 = -12x - 60
Second, get the x by itself by adding 60 to both side... that'll make it 204 = -12x
Last, divide both sides by -12 ... that'll make it -17 = x