How do you solve #6(2x – 3) = 30#?
Distribute the 6:
Add 18 to both sides:
Divide both sides by 12:
The answer is x = 4
First you distribute the 6 to all the terms
inside the parenthesis.
This makes the equation look like this:
Then you isolate the x variable by shifting
all constants to the other side.
The equation would look like this:
Now you just simplify the problem and
then divide the variable by the coefficient.