# How do you solve 2( x + 6) - 2( x + 6) = x + 2+ 8+ x?

Oct 25, 2017

$x = - 5$

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(x + 6\right) - 2 \left(x + 6\right) = x + 2 + 8 + x$

Distribute the parenthesis
$2 x + 12 - 2 x - 12 = x + 2 + 8 + x$

Combine-like terms
$0 = 2 x + 10$

Isolate and solve the variable $x$
$- 2 x = 10$
$x = - 5$