How do you solve #6(x+4)=8(x-2)#?
To solve this equation, we first must expand both sets of brackets. To do this, multiply the number or letter on the outside of the brackets by the numbers or letter on the inside.
We'll start with the left side of the equals sign.
So the sum currently looks like this:
Now we must expand the brackets on the right side of the equals sign.
So now the sum looks a little more approachable, like this:
To finish the sum, we have to have the like terms on the same side of the equal sign. In other words, we have to get the
First, we have to cancel out the
Then, cancel out the
Finally, to fully simplify the answer, divide both sides of the equals sign by two to get a single
Hope this helped!