Elementary Algebra

$x=-1$
Using the distributive property and then isolating the variable on one side of the equation, we obtain: $-2(4x-1)=-5x+3-2x$ $-8x+2=-5x-2x+3$ $-8x+2=-7x+3$ $-8x+7x=-2+3$ $-x=1$ $x=-1$