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

##### 2 Answers

Jan 30, 2016

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

#### Explanation:

Change signs for subtracting: