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

$$x = 19$$
To solve the equation, we need to isolate $x$ to one side of the equation. First, use distributive property: $$12x - 6 - 6 = 11x + 7$$ Subtract $11x$ from both sides of the equation:: $$x - 6 - 6 = 7$$ Simplify by subtracting: $$x - 12 = 7$$ Move the constant to the other side of the equation by adding $12$ to each side of the equation: $$x = 19$$