# How do you solve 2x = 5x -12?

Jun 21, 2018

$x = 4$

#### Explanation:

we get by adding $12$ on both sides

$12 + 2 x = 5 x$
subtracting $2 x$ on both sides
$12 = 3 x$

so $x = 4$

Aug 9, 2018

$x = 4$

#### Explanation:

First solve for $x$ by subtracting $5 x$ from both sides:

$- 3 x = - 12$

To make things a little bit nicer, multiply both sides by $- 1$:

$3 x = 12$

Then solve for $x$ by dividing both sides by $3$:

$x = 4$