# How do you solve #3(x-18)=5(x-12)#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Let's expand the equation by doing the multiplication

Now if we add to both sides

Same thing can be applied with

And what we have to do now is just the sum of the similiar terms

Multiplying both term by

And to finally get the result we can divide both term by

x=3

To check whether the result it's right, just plug in the value in the initial equation. If the left and right quantity are the same we did a good job.