The first step in solving the problem is to distribute the 8. We know this because of the system or order of operations as well as the distributive property. 8(2+7c)=-19 16+56c=-19 The next step in solving is to isolate the variable, which we can do by performing the opposite operations of the values 16+56c=-19 -16 -16 56c=-35 /56 /56 c=-35/56 Finally, we should put our equation in simplest form. c=-35/56 c=-5/8=-.625 Using the math above, we can see that the value of the variable is -5/8 or -.625.
What is the answer of 8(2+ 7c =-19