# this math tho

Which value of x makes the following equation true?

3(x - 4) + 54 = -3x

I think it is -6

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1. well, does 3(-10)+54 = 18?

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posted by Steve
2. um... no its 8 huh?

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3. well, first of all, check your answer back in the originl
for example if x = 8

3 (8-4) + 54 = -3(8) ????

12 + 54 = -24 I doubt it
Now let me try

3 x - 12 + 54 = -3 x

6 x + 42 = 0
x = -42/6 = -7
now check that back in the original

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posted by Damon
4. it works (I think)

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