# How do you solve #7- 4( x + 1) = - 1#?

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To solve the equation 7 - 4(x + 1) = -1:

- Distribute the -4: 7 - 4x - 4 = -1
- Combine like terms: 7 - 4 - 4x = -1
- Simplify: 3 - 4x = -1
- Subtract 3 from both sides: 3 - 3 - 4x = -1 - 3
- Simplify: -4x = -4
- Divide both sides by -4: (-4x)/(-4) = (-4)/(-4)
- Simplify: x = 1

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