Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify by adding terms.

Subtract from .

Subtract from .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for x 3(x-1)-2(2x+1)=8(x-1)