# How do you solve 2x - 6= 18+ 6x?

Jul 31, 2017

Move $x$ to one side and all other terms to the other, then solve for $x$.

#### Explanation:

$2 x - 6 = 18 + 6 x \text{ }$ subtract $6 x$ from both sides

$- 4 x - 6 = 18 \text{ }$ now add $6$ to both sides

$- 4 x = 24 \text{ }$ divide both sides by $- 4$

$x = - 6$

Finally, check your answer by plugging it in to the original equation.

$2 \left(- 6\right) - 6 = 18 + 6 \left(- 6\right)$

Simplified

$- 18 = - 18$

which is true, thus

$x = - 6$