# How do you solve -10- 6x = - 2x + 2?

Mar 17, 2018

X = -3

#### Explanation:

1) Get $x$ to one side, and subtract -2x from -6x, you should get -4x
=>−10−6x=−2x+2
=>−10−6x-(-2x)=+2
=>−10−6x+2x=2
$\implies - 10 - 4 x = 2$

2) Then subtract -10 from 2, you should get 12
$\implies - 10 - 4 x = 2$
$\implies - 4 x = 2 - \left(- 10\right)$
$\implies - 4 x = 2 + 10$
$\implies - 4 x = 12$

3) Divide 12 by -4x
$\implies - 4 x = 12$
$\implies x = \frac{12}{- 4}$
$\implies x = - 3$