How do you solve #-2(2-2x)+2x=20#?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

#x = 4#

Explanation:

Step 1) Expand the term within the parenthesis:

#(-2*2) + (-2*-2x) + 2x = 20#

#-4 + 4x + 2x = 20#

Step 2) Combine like terms:

#-4 + 6x = 20#

Step 2) Solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced:

#-4 + 6x + 4 = 20 + 4#

#6x = 24#

#(6x)/6 = 24/6#

#x = 4#