## NatalieLove 2 years ago 12(x-5)-7=18x-103

1. Jack1

solve for x, yeah?

2. NatalieLove

I tried everything. I distribute and all but after i get this 12x60-7=18x-103

3. NatalieLove

i Meant 12x-60-7=18x-103

4. Jack1

12x - 60 - 7 = 18x - 103

5. Jack1

-6x - 67 = -103

6. NatalieLove

wait

7. Jack1

-6x = -36 6x = 30 x = 36/6 = 6

8. NatalieLove

you are moving to which side left or right

9. Jack1

i moved all of my x's to the left

10. NatalieLove

and you change the signs

11. Jack1

and all of my intergers to the right

12. Jack1

change sign by multiply both sides by -1

13. Jack1

so you started right, first multiply out the brachets so all thats left is pluses and minuses

14. Jack1

then move all of the x values to one side

15. Jack1

then move all of the whole numbers to the other side

16. Jack1

then divide both sides by whatever's in front of the x

17. NatalieLove

12(x-5)-7=18x-103 12x-60-7=18x-103 12x-67=18x-103 6x-67=-103 +67 +67 6x=36 36/6 =6 x=6

18. Jack1

in your working yo didnt show that you've x both sides by -1 after you added the 67 to each side, so i know u know what your doing, but its always good to write down that step and show working in an exam situation and otherwise just so it's easier to follow and check errors, but other than that the above is perfect

19. NatalieLove

i know but I can write it here.