# How do you solve 4(x − 1) − (x + 6) =2?

Apr 5, 2018

see a solution process below;

#### Explanation:

$4 \left(x - 1\right) - \left(x + 6\right) = 2$

removing the brackets;

$4 x - 4 - x - 6 = 2$

collect like terms;

$4 x - x - 4 - 6 = 2$

simplifying;

$3 x - 10 = 2$

add $10$ to both sides;

$3 x - 10 + 10 = 2 + 10$

$3 x = 12$

dividing by the coefficient of $x$

$x = \frac{12}{3}$

$x = 4$