# How do you solve 2(x+7)+x=20?

##### 3 Answers

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Simplify first using the distributive property.
$2 x + 14 + x = 20$
$3 x + 14 = 20$
Solve.
$3 x = 6$
$x = 2$

May 22, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

$2 x + 14 + x = 20$

$3 x + 14 = 20$

$3 x = 6$

Then divide both sides by $3$

$x = 2$

May 22, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Apply the distributive property

$2 x + 2 \cdot 7 + x = 20$

Multiply by $7$ to get $14$

$2 x + 14 + x = 20$

Add $2 x$ and $x$ to get $3 x$

$3 x + 14 = 20$

Since $14$ does not contain the variable to solve for, move it to the right side of the equation by subtracting $14$ from both sides.

$3 x = - 14 + 20$

Add $- 14 + 20$ to get $6$

$3 x = 6$

Divide each term by $3$ and simplify.

Answer : $x = 2$