The question is asking us to find the value of x. First, we need to multiply the brackets out. To do this, multiply everything in the bracket by 4 so 4*3x=12x and 4*-2=-8 this gives the equation 12x - 8 = 2x - 5. Now we need to rearrange the equation so the x's are on one side and a number on the other side. To do this, we do 12x - 2x = 10x on the left hand side and on the right hand side, -5 + 8 = 3. This gives the equation 10x = 3. The question ask us to find x so we divide 3/10 so x=3/10 or 0.3.