# Question #92032

Nov 15, 2016

$x = 5$

#### Explanation:

$5 \left(x + 4\right) - 8 = x + 32$

This is an equality, not an inequality. To solve it, first expand, then combine like terms, then isolate $x$.

Distribute the 5 on the left side:
$5 x + 20 - 8 = x + 32$
$5 x + 12 = x + 32$

Subtract $x$ from each side:
$4 x + 12 = 32$

Subtract 12 from each side:
$4 x = 20$

Divide each side by 4:
$x = 5$