# How do you solve 5x – 6 = x + 12?

$5 x - 6 = x + 12$
$5 x - 6 \left(- x\right) = x + 12 \left(- x\right)$
$4 x - 6 = 12$
$4 x - 6 \left(+ 6\right) = 12 \left(+ 6\right)$
$4 x = 18$
$\frac{4 x}{4} = \frac{18}{4}$
$x = \frac{18}{4}$