# How do you solve #2x - 24= x#?

##### 3 Answers

Apr 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"subtract x from both sides of the equation"#

#2x-x-24=cancel(x)cancel(-x)#

#rArrx-24=0#

#"add 24 to both sides"#

#xcancel(-24)cancel(+24)=0+24#

#rArrx=24#

#color(blue)"As a check"# Substitute this value into the equation and if both sides are equal then it is the solution.

#"left "=(2xx24)-24=48-24=24#

#"right "=24#

#rArrx=24" is the solution"#

Apr 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

We can start by subtracting

Finally, we can add

Hope this helps!

Apr 1, 2018

#### Explanation:

Bring all the

Bring all the non x terms to the RHS, so add 24 to both sides