how do i solve for x?

Hello Diamond,

Let's get started. Since you've like terms on the left hand side of the equation, so subtract them.

18x - 24x = 1/2 (original equation)

-6x = 1/2

divide both sides by -6

(-6x)/-6 = (1/2)/-6

x = (1/2) * (-1/6)

**x = -1/12** (**answer**)

Hope this helps. If you need any other help you can ask, I'll be glad to help or any other tutor will guide you.