# How do you solve 3x-8=4(x+3)?

May 11, 2018

$x = - 20$

#### Explanation:

$3 x - 8 = 4 \left(x + 3\right)$

Expand equation by multiplying $4$ with $\left(x + 3\right)$

Thus it is
$3 x - 8 = 4 x + 12$

Solve it by taking $x$ on one side and numbers on other side

It will be
$4 x - 3 x = - 12 - 8$

Which is $x = - 20$