How do you solve this equation for x?

3(x - 6) + 8 = 5(x + 2) - 8

3(x - 6) + 8 = 5(x + 2) - 8

3(x - 6)+ 8 = 5(x + 2) - 8

3x - 18 + 8 = 5x + 10 - 8 {used distributive property}

3x - 10 = 5x + 2 {combined like terms}

-2x = 12 {subtracted 5x and added 10 to each side}

**x = - 6**{divided each side by -2}

*- Algebra House*