How do you solve #-6x + 2( x + 2) = x - 11#?

1 Answer
Mar 28, 2017

Answer:

#x=3#

Explanation:

#-6x+2(x+2)=x-11#

First simplify each side of the equation if possible.

#-6x+2x+4=x-11#
#-4x+4=x-11#

Now group like terms. Remember, when you take a term to the other side, the sign changes.You can take #x# to the left side to make it #-4x-x# but you would want to avoid negatives so take #-4x# to the right side instead.

#4+11=x+4x#
#15=5x#

Divide both sides by #5#

#15/5=(cancel(5)x)/cancel(5)#

#x=3#