# How do you solve 32= - 6x - 6x + 8?

Apr 6, 2018

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

Combine like terms
$32 = - 6 x - 6 x + 8$
$32 = - 12 x + 8$

Subtract 8 from both sides
$24 = - 12 x$

Solve for x
$24 = - 12 \left(- 2\right)$
$x = - 2$

$32 = - 6 \left(- 2\right) - 6 \left(- 2\right) + 8$
$32 = 12 + 12 + 8$
$32 = 24 + 8$
$32 = 32$