how do you solve this equation correctly......5x-2(x+6)=12?

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  • Como
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    3x - 12 = 12

    3x = 24

    x = 8

  • 3 years ago

    it is an equation, meaning that one element is comparable to the different element. consequently, 2x + 3 equals to 7. So take 3 from the two sides. 2x = 4, right this is what occurred: 2x +3 subtract 3 and seven subtract 3. Now you have 2 accelerated by an unknown quantity which all equals 4. properly, enable's divide by 2 so as that we are in a position to isolate variable "x". 2x = 4 (2x) / 2 = 4 / 2 Then, x = 2. wish that helps!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    5 times a # - 2 (a # + 6) =12!!

    5 times 6 -2 (4 + 6) = 12!!!

    got it?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    5x-2(x+6)=12

    5x-2x-12=12

    3x-12 = 12

    3x=24

    x=8

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  • 1 decade ago

    First distribute the -2

    5x-2x-12=12

    Add similar peices (5x-2x) and (12+12)

    3x = 24

    Divide boths sides by 3

    x = 8

  • 1 decade ago

    5x - 2x - 12 =12

    3x= 24

    x= 8

  • 1 decade ago

    5x-2(x+6)=12

    5x-2x-12=12

    3x=24

    x=8

    hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    5x-2(x+6)=12

    5x-2x-12=12

    3x-12 = 12

    3x=24

    x=8

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    -6

  • 1 decade ago

    5x-2(x+6)=12

    5x-2x-12=12

    5x-2x=24

    3x=24

    x=8

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