### Home > CCA > Chapter 6 > Lesson 6.1.4 > Problem 6-43

6-43.

Solve each equation for

*x*. Homework Help ✎10 − 2(2

*x*+ 1) = 4(*x*− 2)5 − (2

*x*− 3) = −8 + 2*x*

Remember to check your answer to make sure it is correct.

One way to start is by multiplying.

Simplify by adding 4*x* to each side.

Simplify again by adding 8 to both sides.

Divide both sides by 8.

10 − 4*x* − 2 = 4*x* − 8

8 = 8*x* − 8

16 = 8*x*

*x* = 2

Remember to distribute the negative.

*x* = 4