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

##### 1 Answer

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 )

#( cancel(2) x)/cancel(2) = 16/2 # so x = 8