# SOLUTION: I am working on this problem and cannot remember how to do it. 3(x-2)+2=2(x-4)The directions say remove the variables and solve. Thank you for your help..

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Algebra Question 6475: I am working on this problem and cannot remember how to do it. 3(x-2)+2=2(x-4)The directions say remove the variables and solve. Thank you for your help..Answer by digitalbeachbum(7)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To solve your problem combine like terms and then get like terms on the same side of the equation. Step 1: Combine like terms 3(x-2)+2=2(x-4) becomes 3x-6+2=2x-8 Step 2: Move like terms to the same side 3x-6+2=2x-8 becomes x=-4 Above I took 2x and subtracted it from both sides leaving me with 1x or just X. Then I took -6 and +2 and combined them to give me -4, then I added 4 to the -4 and added it to -8 on the other side. Hope this helps.