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

Apr 1, 2018

$x = 24$

#### Explanation:

$\text{subtract x from both sides of the equation}$

$2 x - x - 24 = \cancel{x} \cancel{- x}$

$\Rightarrow x - 24 = 0$

$\text{add 24 to both sides}$

$x \cancel{- 24} \cancel{+ 24} = 0 + 24$

$\Rightarrow x = 24$

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{As a check}}$

Substitute this value into the equation and if both sides are equal then it is the solution.

$\text{left } = \left(2 \times 24\right) - 24 = 48 - 24 = 24$

$\text{right } = 24$

$\Rightarrow x = 24 \text{ is the solution}$

Apr 1, 2018

$x = 24$

#### Explanation:

We can start by subtracting $x$ from both sides to get:

$x - 24 = 0$

Finally, we can add $24$ to both sides to get:

$x = 24$

Hope this helps!

Apr 1, 2018

$x = 24$

#### Explanation:

Bring all the $x$ terms to the LHS so minus $x$ from both sides

$2 x - x - 24 = \textcolor{red}{x - x}$

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

$x \textcolor{red}{- 24 + 24} = 24$

$x = 24$