# How do you solve #2( 2w + 5) + 2w = 146#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

#"distribute the bracket on the left side of the equation"#

#4w+10+2w=146#

#rArr6w+10=146#

#"subtract 10 from both sides"#

#6wcancel(+10)cancel(-10)=146-10#

#rArr6w=136#

#"divide both sides by 6"#

#(cancel(6) w)/cancel(6)=136/6#

#rArrw=68/3" is the solution"#

#### Explanation:

1) Using BIDMAS or respectively BODMAS or similar, B stands for brackets, so first you multiply the bracket:

2) Re-input this into the equation, removing the brackets:

3) Collecting like terms give us:

4) Solve like an equation:

#### Explanation:

Given:

divide everything on both sides of the = by 2 giving:

Subtract 5 from both sides

Divide both sides by 3