## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$x=-4$
$-3(x+9)-41=4-60\rightarrow$ apply distributive property $-3x-27-41=4-60\rightarrow$ simplfy $-3x-68=-56\rightarrow$ add 68 to each side $-3x-68+68=-56+68\rightarrow$ simplify $-3x=12\rightarrow$ divide each side by -3 $-3x\div-3=12\div-3\rightarrow$ simplify $x=-4$