# How do you solve 2(4x + 3) - 9 = 45 ?

Jul 3, 2015

Distribute the $2$. Solve for $x$.

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(4 x + 3\right) - 9 = 45$

Distribute the $2$.

$8 x + 6 - 9 = 45$

Subtract $9$ from $6$.

$8 x - 3 = 45$

Add $3$ to both sides.

$8 x = 48$

Divide both sides by $8$.

$x = 6$