# How do you solve #4x - 24= - 5x + 12#?

##### 3 Answers

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

First, add

Now add

Finally, divide both sides by

Therefore,

Hope this helps!

#### Explanation:

Combining like terms:

so

#### Explanation:

#"collect terms in x on the left side and numeric values on"#

#"the right side"#

#"add "5x" to both sides"#

#4x+5x-24=12#

#"add 24 to both sides"#

#9x=12+24=36#

#"divide both sides by 9"#

#x=36/9=4#

#color(blue)"As a check"# Substitute this value into the equation and if both sides are equal then it is the solution.

#"left "=16-24=-8#

#"right "=-20+12=-8#

#x=4" is the solution"#