## anonymous 3 years ago How do you solve 5(5t – 2) = –35?

1. anonymous

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2. anonymous

Well we are solving for x so we need to isolate the x The first thing we would do is divide both sides by 5 $$\large \frac{5(5t-2)} {5}=\frac {-35} {5}$$ $$5t-2=-7$$ ok next we add 2 to both sides $$5t-2+2=-7+2$$ $$5t=-5$$ Then we divide bot sides by 5 $$\large \frac{5t} {5}= \frac {-5} {5}$$ t=-1