8th grade math
posted by evelyn on .
What value will make the equation
6(x+5)=3(x14) true?

6(x+5)=3(x14)
6x + 30 = 3x  42
3x = 42 + (30)
3x = 72
x = ? 
I understand that part but I'm just not sure when the question asks me what VALUE will make the equation TRUE will it be x=72? because I don't think that's what there asking me.

I don't see what else the question is asking.
The equation is true when you find that x = 24.
Substitute 24 in the original equation to prove that it is the correct value of x. 
the lesser of two consecutive even intergers is 10 more than onehalf greater. Find the intergers