## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

"The sum of a number and 2 equals 6 added to three times the number" is written as follows: $x+2=6+3x$ Simplify: Move all terms with x to the left side. $-2x+2=6$ Subtract 2 from each side. $-2x=4$ Divide by $-2$ $x=-2$