- 2(4x-3)-8=4+2x 8x-6-8=4+2x 8x-14=4+2x
- How come you have to combine like terms?
- Because when we solve later in the equation it makes it easier later on
- 2(4x-3)-8=4+2x 8x-6-8=4+2x 8x-14=4+2x 6x-14=4
- Because it is a postive 2x you subtract 2x from both sides to get 6x-14=4
- Next step is to move all of the variables to one side
- 2(4x-3)-8=4+2x 8x-6-8=4+2x 8x-14=4+2x 6x-14=4 6x=18
- We are adding 14 because we have to cancel out the -14 in the equation. You do the inverse opperation
- Now we have to move the constants to the same side
- 2(4x-3)-8=4+2x 8x-6-8=4+2x 8x-14=4+2x 6x-14=4 6x=18 x=3
- We do this by dividing both sides by 6 to get the x alone. The answer to or equation is x=3
- And for our last step we isolate the variable
- Thank you for teaching me how to do a multistep equation
- How do you know my name?
- I know everything I am a teacher
- No problem James
- The teacher was dressed as a clown and knew everything it was weird
- I learned how to do multi step equations
- Good job James
- I know I am her daughter