# Math Help - solve linear equation

1. ## solve linear equation

4x/6 -3(x+10)=12

4x-18(x+10)=12
4x-18x-180=12
-14x-180=12
14x+180=12
x=12-180/14
????

2. Originally Posted by wolfhound

4x/6 -3(x+10)=12

4x-18(x+10)=12
4x-18x-180=12
-14x-180=12
14x+180=12
x=12-180/14
????
In the highlighted part above you did not multiply the whole equation by 6, you left out the right hand side.

It should read $4x-18(x+10) = 72$