## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$x=-3$
$8x-4-6x=12-22\rightarrow$ combine like terms $2x-4=-10\rightarrow$ add 4 to each side $2x-4+4=-10+4\rightarrow$ simplify $2x=-6\rightarrow$ divide both sides by 2 $2x\div2=-6\div2\rightarrow$ simplify $x=-3$