# How do you solve for x: (3x-3)=12?

Jul 4, 2016

$x = 5$

#### Explanation:

Isolate the variable by getting all terms and coefficients to the other side of the equal sign.

$\left(3 x - 3\right) = 12$

Given equation. Add $3$ to both sides to get $- 3$ from the left side to the right side

$3 x = 15$

Divide both sides by $3$ to get $x$ by itself, which would give us an exact answer

$x = 5$

We get $x = 5$. We did this by getting the variable by itself on one side