# How do you solve #4x + 2( 8- 3x ) = 12x#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Ok first you need to get the

Once we collect like terms we end up with

Now what we do to one side, we do to the other, so if we add

And supposedly you want just

Simplify the expression, rearrange terms, and then solve to find

#### Explanation:

First, we'll simplify. We *could* multiply both the terms that are in the parentheses by the coefficient (2), but note that the other terms outside of the parentheses are divisible by 2. For this, I elected to divide both sides by 2, which eliminates the need for the parentheses:

Next, we'll combine like terms:

Next, we rearrange by adding

Finally, we divide through by