# How to solve 2(12-8x) = x-11x … ?

Can someone explain how you got the answer and work the problem for me?

• First, you distribute the numbers.

2(12-8x) = x-11x

24-16x = x-11x

Then combine like terms

24-16x = -10x

After that, add 16x to both sides of the equation.

24-16x = -10x

+16x +16x

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24 = 6x

Finally, divide 6 by both sides of the equation to find x.

24 = 6x

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6 6

4 = x

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• 2(12-8x) = x-11x

Let's get all the x's on the same side of the equation.

2(12-8x) = x-11x

First, multiply out the left side:

24-16x = x-11x

Work the math on the right side:

24-16x = -10x

24 = 6x

Divide both sides by 6:

4 = x

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Now check:

2(12-8x) = x-11x

2(12-8*4) = 4-11*4

2(12-32) = 4-44

2(-20) = -40

-40 = -40

check

• To solve this, you must get all your "x's" on the same side of the equation. But first, let's rewrite this equation:

2(12-8x) = x - 11x

24 - 16x = 1x - 11x

24 - 16x = -10x Now, we can add 16x to both sides!

24 - 16x + 16x = -10x + 16x This gives us,

24 = 6x Now, we solve for x! We do this by dividing both sides by 6.

24/6 = 6x/6

4 = x or, x = 4

Source(s): My source is personal knowledge gained while listening in class.
• You need to distribute the 2..

so 24-16x=-x

24=15x

then divide 24 by 15 to get x ðŸ™‚