# SOLUTION: This is my 2nd question of the day. I am parent who helped son with homework last night. My 2nd question was to ask if I simplified this problem correctly? -3(x-6) = -3(x-6)

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 Question 102089: This is my 2nd question of the day. I am parent who helped son with homework last night. My 2nd question was to ask if I simplified this problem correctly? -3(x-6) = -3(x-6) My work and answer were -3x + 18 = -3x + 18 Final answer = 0Answer by Fombitz(13828)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This problem is similar to your previous one, I think. Again, you want to solve for x. Use the distributive property Next step, variables (unknowns) on one side, knowns on the other. Use the additive inverse of (-18) or (18). Simplify. Use the additive inverse of -3x or (3x). OK, now what? This is a true statement, independent of the x value. This is an identity. The previous problem together with this show you the range of answers you can get in algebra from no solution to one solution to multiple solutions to an infinite number of solutions.