# Equations with brackets

**Equations with brackets**

Equations can contain brackets.

For example:

*2(4x – 6) = 3x*

Brackets are solved using the following method:

*2(4x – 6) = 3x *(multiply out the brackets)

*8x – 12 = 3x *( + 12 from both sides)

*8x = 3x + 12 *( – *3x* from both sides)

*5x = 12 *( ÷ *5* from both sides)

*x = 2.4*