### Home > MC2 > Chapter 10 > Lesson 10.2.5 > Problem 10-134

10-134.

Begin by distributing 2 to the terms inside the parentheses.

*x* = 4.5

Move all variables to one side of the equation and all constants to the other side of the equation.

Remember to distribute the negative inside the parentheses.

3*x* + 4.4 = −6.6 − *x*

Add *x* to both sides and subtract 4.4 from both sides to isolate *x*.

4*x* = −11

*x* = −2.75