# How do you solve  8(x − 1) = 6(x + 2) − 4?

Jan 24, 2016

x = 8

#### Explanation:

First : Distribute the brackets.
Second : Collect 'like terms'
Third : Set the x-terms on the left side and numbers on the right.
Fourth: Solve for x.

8 (x - 1 ) = 6 (x + 2 ) - 4

(distribute ) : 8x - 8 = 6x + 12 - 4

( collect like terms putting x on the left side )

8x - 6x = 12 - 4 + 8 hence 2x = 16

(divide both sides by 2 )

$\frac{\cancel{2} x}{\cancel{2}} = \frac{16}{2}$

so x = 8