# What is the solution for the equation 6x-8=4x?

May 10, 2018

Place both 'x's in one side and all the constants on another side...

#### Explanation:

You can subtract 4x on both sides of the equation:
6x **-4x** −8=4x **-4x**

You end up with:
2x−8=0

Now place all constants on the other side, which is 8 in this case. By adding 8 on both sides:
$2 x \ast - 8 \ast + 8 = 0 \ast + 8 \ast$
$2 x = 8$

Finally, divide both sides by 2 to remove the number 2 being multiplied on the x:
$x = 4$

Similarly, you could see that 2 of x equals 8, so 1 of x should equal half of that, which is 4.