# How do you solve X– 12 = 4x + 24?

May 21, 2018

$x = - 12$

#### Explanation:

I assume you did not intend to capitalize the first x and this is your equation:

x – 12 = 4x + 24

x – 12 - x= 4x + 24 - x

 – 12 = 3x + 24

 – 12 -24= 3x + 24 -24

 –36= 3x

 (–36)/3= (3x)/3

$- 12 = x$

$x = - 12$