# How do you solve 2(x + 4) − (x + 1) = 10?

Jul 12, 2016

$x = 3$
$2 \left(x + 4\right) - \left(x + 1\right) = 10$
$2 x + 8 - x - 1 = 10$
$x + 7 = 10$
$x = 10 - 7$
$x = 3$