## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

6x+14=2x-2 First subtract 14 from both sides. 6x=2x-2-14 6x=2x-16 Then subtract 2x from both sides. 6x-2x=-16 4x=-16 Then divide both sides by 4. 4x$\div$4=-16$\div$4 x=-4 Check the answer. 6(-4)+14=2(-4)-2 -24+14=-8-2 -10=-10