How do you solve #3x - (-24 - x) = 60#?

2 Answers
Jan 30, 2016

Answer:

x = 4

Explanation:

distribute to obtain

3x + 24 + x = 60

collect 'like terms' → 4x +24 = 60

subtract 24 from both sides to obtain 4x = 16

divide both sides by 4

hence x = 4

Jan 31, 2016

Answer:

#x=9#

Explanation:

#3x-(-24-x)=60#

Change signs for subtracting:

#rarr3x+24+x=60#

#rarr4x+24=60#

#rarr4x=60-24#

#rarr4x=36#

#rarrx=36/4=9#