# How do you solve 2(x + 6) − 10 = 12 + 4(x − 1) ?

Feb 20, 2016

$x = - 3$

#### Explanation:

Given -

First remove the brackets -

$2 \left(x + 6\right) - 10 = 12 + 4 \left(x - 1\right)$
$2 x + 12 - 10 = 12 + 4 x - 4$
Simplify -
$2 x + 2 = 8 + 4 x$
Take unknown to the left and constant to the right
$2 x - 4 x = 8 - 2$
$- 2 x = 6$
$x = \frac{6}{- 2} = - 3$