# How do you solve 2(x + 1) = 2x + 2?

Jan 24, 2016

So there are an infinite number of solutions for $x$

#### Explanation:

Consider the left hand side:

$2 \left(x + 1\right) \to 2 x + 2$

So the left matches exactly the right

This means that $x$ can and may be allocated any value.

So there are an infinite number of solutions for $x$