# How do you solve #8( 12- 2x ) = 5x + 12#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Multiply out the brackets

to give

on the left side of the equation. Therefore

Then rearrange the whole equation to get all the

Add

Divide both sides of the equation by

Therefore

In order to ensure the

#### Answer:

Simplifying for x gives us: 4

#### Explanation:

To start solving this, we need to distribute the 8 to the left side of the equal sign to simplify it.

So distributing the 8 on the left side, gives us:

So we have

We can do a couple of things of subtracting

Now, let subtract 96 to both sides which gives us:

We can divide both sides by -21 which gives us: 4.