How do you solve 3(x - 2) + 5x = 18?

Feb 12, 2016

$x = 3$

Explanation:

$3 \left(x - 2\right) + 5 x = 18$

$3 \left(x\right) + 3 \left(- 2\right) + 5 x = 18$

$3 x - 6 + 5 x = 18$

$8 x - 6 = 18$

$8 x = 18 + 6$

$8 x = 24$

$x = \frac{24}{8}$

$x = 3$