# How do you solve 6(x-3)=42 ?

May 8, 2018

Do the multiplication to find $x$.

#### Explanation:

$6 \times \left(x - 30\right) = 42$

$6 x - 180 + 180 = 42 + 180$

$\frac{6 x}{6} = \frac{222}{6}$

$x = 37$

To simplify an equation, whatever we do on one side, we have to do on the other