How do you solve for x: # 3(2-x)=-12#?
I got x = 6
First, you want to use the distributive property:
If we follow that illustration, we will have to distribute the 3 to everything inside of the parenthesis to get this:
Let's make the equation look better by rewriting it:
Next, subtract 6 on both sides of the equals sign to get
Finally, divide by -3 on both sides of the equals sign to find x: