# how to solve a multi-step equation

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• I need help with an equation﻿
• ﻿Sure what is it?
• It's 6x+12=24
• ﻿Ok, so your first step is to use inverse operations
• Ok, but I don't understand ﻿how to do that.
• The expression is used as addition, so subtract﻿ 12 from both 12 and 24
• Ok, but then we have 6x=12
• That is where you divide b﻿oth 6x and 12
• By how much?﻿
• You have to divide both﻿ 6x and 12 by 6 because 6 is accompanied by a variable
• So my final answer should be x﻿=2?
• Well,﻿ let's check, if we put 2 into the equation, we then have 6(2)=12. The 2 has to be multiplied with 6 which equals 12, so x=2
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