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

$x=4$
$3x+2-x=6+3x-8$ $3x-x+2=6-8+3x$ $2x+2=-2+3x$ $2x-3x+2=-2$ $-x+2=-2$ $-x=-2-2$ $-x=-4$ $-x(-1)=-4(-1)$ $x=4$ Check the answer. 3(4)+2-(4)=6+3(4)-8 12+2-4=6+12-8 14-4=18-8 10=10