3x-(12)=2x+(74)

Multiply -1 by 12.

3x-12=2x+74

Subtract 2x from both sides of the equation.

3x-12-2x=74

Subtract 2x from 3x.

x-12=74

x-12=74

Add 12 to both sides of the equation.

x=74+12

To write 12 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 22.

x=74+12⋅22

Write each expression with a common denominator of 4, by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of 1.

Multiply 12 and 22.

x=74+22⋅2

Multiply 2 by 2.

x=74+24

x=74+24

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

x=7+24

Add 7 and 2.

x=94

x=94

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

x=94

Decimal Form:

x=2.25

Mixed Number Form:

x=214

Solve for x 3x-(1/2)=2x+(7/4)