Hi Hoiguy. Nice to see you back.

For (1), you are way too off the solution.

add 6 on both sides

this gives:

subtract 4x from both sides:

this gives

therefore

For (2), you were almost there.

subtract 24 form both sides:

this gives you:

subtract 2r from both sides:

this gives you:

So:

Please show a little bit of your work so that one can figure out where exactly you are unclear about the question!