# How do you solve  1/2 (8x + 6 )= 8x + 27 ?

Mar 7, 2016

$x = - 6$

#### Explanation:

$\left(8 x + 6\right) = 2 \left(8 x + 27\right)$
$8 x + 6 = 16 x + 54$
$8 x - 16 x = 54 - 6$
$- 8 x = 48$
$x = - \frac{48}{8}$
$x = - 6$