# How do you solve 5(x-3)+6=4x+3?

Mar 21, 2018

$x = 12$

#### Explanation:

First, distribute the $5$.

$5 x - 15 + 6 = 4 x + 3$

$5 x - 9 = 4 x + 3$

Simplify until you have two terms on either side of the equals sign.

$5 x - 4 x = 3 + 9$

Then you are left with:

$x = 12$

Optional: Plug $x$ into the initial equation to confirm your answer.