# How do you solve 2x - 3+ 6x = 71?

Apr 11, 2018

$x = 9.25$

#### Explanation:

move the $- 3$ to the other side of the $=$ sign to make $71 + 3$
so, $2 x + 6 x = 71 + 3$
so, $8 x = 74$
now move the 8 to be divided in to 74 in other words, $\frac{74}{8} \left(= 9.25\right)$

Therefore, $X = 9.25$

Apr 11, 2018

(reorder) $2 x + 6 x - 3 = 71$
(add x's together) $8 x - 3 = 71$
(add 3 to both sides) $8 x = 74$
(divide both sides by 8) $x = 9.25$