# How do you solve for x: # 3(2-x)=-12#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 28, 2016

I got x = 6

#### Explanation:

First, you want to use the distributive property:

If we follow that illustration, we will have to distribute the 3 to everything inside of the parenthesis to get this:

Let's make the equation look better by rewriting it:

Next, subtract 6 on both sides of the equals sign to get

Finally, divide by -3 on both sides of the equals sign to find x:

Thus,