# How do you solve 3(x+1) = 2(x+11)?

##### 1 Answer
Dec 10, 2015

You distribute the numbers outside the brackets first. Then, you collect like terms by transferring the terms from one side to the other. Lastly, just subtract or add the numbers.

#### Explanation:

You distribute the numbers outside the brackets first. So you multiply 2 to the numbers inside the brackets.

Example: $2 \left(x + 1\right) = 2 x + 2$