# How do you solve -6= 6( x - 8)?

May 30, 2018

$x = 7$

#### Explanation:

$- 6 = 6 \left(x - 8\right)$

$- 6 = 6 x - 48$

$48 - 6 = 6 x$

$\frac{42}{6} = \frac{6 x}{6}$

$7 = x$

You use distributive property on the brackets to get $6 x - 48$. Then you add $48$ to both sides so you isolate for $x$. Then you subtract $48$ and $6$ so you get $42$.

You then divide both sides by $6$ so $x$ is completely isolated.