How do you solve 3 (2x - 5) = 3 (x + 1)?

May 14, 2018

$x = 6$

Explanation:

First multiply out the brackets.

$6 x - 15 = 3 x + 3$

Rearrange equation to have like terms on the same side.

$6 x - 3 x = 3 + 15$
$3 x = 18$

Divide by $3$ to have $x$ on its own.

$\frac{3 x}{3} = \frac{18}{3}$

$x = 6$