# How do you solve for x in #2(8-x)=-6#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 18, 2016

#### Explanation:

To solve for

#2(8-x) = -6#

#16 - 2x = -6#

Now isolate the variable by getting it by itself on one side. Subtract

#cancel(16-16)-2x = -6-16#

#-2x = -22#

Get rid of the coefficient to identify

#(cancel(-2)x)/(cancel(-2)) = -22/-2#

#x = 11#