# Solve for x: 2 over 3 (x − 2) = 4x

An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values.

## Answer: x = (6 ± ⎷42 ) / 6

An equation is like a weighing balance with equal weights on both sides. If we add or subtract the same number from both sides of an equation, it still holds.

**Explanation:**

Multiply 3 (x − 2) on the both sides of the equation 2 over 3 (x − 2) = 4x

2/3 (x - 2) × 3 (x − 2) = 4x × 3 (x − 2)

2 = 4x × (3x − 6)

2 = 12x^{2} - 24x

Subtract 2 from the both the sides of the equation 2 = 12x^{2} - 24x

12x^{2} - 24x - 2 = 0

Divide the both sides of the equation 12x^{2} - 24x - 2 = 0 by 2

6x^{2} - 12x - 1 = 0