### Algebra

# Solve the literal expression for x. Then use the solution to solve the specific. a(b - x) = c; 2(8 - x) = -6

Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 1 Common Core Edition page ep 3 number 52

Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 1 Common Core Edition page ep 3 number 52

a(b - x) = c

a(b - x) = c

(b-x) (b-x)

a=c/(b-x)

2(8 - x) = -6

2(8) 2(-x)=-6

16-2x=-6

16-16-2x=-6-16

-2x=-22

-2x/-2=-22/-2

x=11