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

Oct 27, 2015

$x = - 12$

#### Explanation:

First multiply out the brackets to get

$6 x + 18 = 3 x - 18$

Now isolate all the x terms on 1 side of the equation

$6 x - 3 x = - 18 - 18$

$\therefore 3 x = - 36$

$\therefore x = - 12$