How would you find x in 2(x-6)=-18

Using two steps or more.

How would you find x in 2(x-6)=-18

Using two steps or more.

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Irvine, CA

Ruby:

Another way of doing the problem in at least two steps.

2(x-6)=-18

Step 1: Expand the bracket on the left. 2x - 12 = - 18

Step 2: Add 12 to both sides. 2x - 12 + 12 = - 18 + 12. that is, 2x = -6

Step 3: Divide both sides by 2: (2/2)x = (-6/2), that is, x = -3. Done.

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Dattaprabhakar (Dr. G.)

Irvine, CA

Medfield, MA

Let's do it one small step at a time.

2(x-6)=-18 divide both sides by 2

2(x-6)=-18

2 2 2/2 = 1 and -18/2 = -9

x-6 =-9 add 6 to both sides

x-6 +6 = -9+6 -6 +6 = 0 -9=6 = -3

So

x =

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