Can someone please walk me through the steps for this? Solve for x. –3(x + 1) = 2(x – 8) + 3

-3(x+1) = 2(x-8) + 3

first you multipy, then combine terms

so multiplying we get

-3x - 3 = 2x - 16 +3

Now combine get like terms on the same side of the equation

-3x - 2x = 3 - 16 + 3 (got here by adding 3 to both sides and subtracting -2x from both sides)

Combine

-5x = -10

Divide both sides by -5

x = 2 This is the solution