# How do you solve 3( t + 2) - 6= 3?

Jan 16, 2018

$t = 1$

#### Explanation:

The first step is to multiply out the brackets

$3 \left(t + 2\right) = \left(3\right) \left(t\right) + \left(3\right) \left(2\right) = 3 t + 6$

Then, put it back into the equation

$3 t + 6 - 6 = 3$

Simplify. The $6$'s cancel so you're left with

$3 t = 3$

Divide by $3$ so you can get $1 t$ so:

$t = 1$