### Home > CC3 > Chapter 8 > Lesson 8.3.1 > Problem 8-126

8-126.

Simplify and solve each equation below for

*x*. Show your work and check your answer, if possible. Homework Help ✎24 = 3

*x*+ 32(

*x*− 6) =*y*− 143(2

*x*− 3) = 4*x*− 5*y*= 2*x*− 6

Begin isolating *x* by subtracting 3 from both sides.

24 = 3*x* + 3

−3 −3

21 = 3*x*

Divide both sides by 3.

*x* = 7

Begin by distributing.

2(*x*) − 2(6) = *y* − 14

2*x* − 12 = *y* − 14

Add 12 to both sides.

2*x* = *y* − 2

Follow the methods in parts (a) and (b).

Review the steps in part (b).