# Solving equation with one variable finding x

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An equation is a mathematical sentence that uses an equal sign, =, to show that two expressions are equal.

You must gather the x's on one side and the numbers on the other. Then you'll be able to solve the problem.

## Example 1:

2x + 12 = -4x + 36

### Solution:

Step1:

Gather the x's on one side and the numbers on the other:

2x + 4x = 36 - 12

Step2:

Then, solve for x:

6x = 24

x = 24 $\div$ 6

x = 4