# How do you solve 2(x-h)+k=8 for x?

Nov 2, 2016

Step 1) Expand what is in the parenthesis
Step 2) Solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced

$2 x - 2 h + k = 8$

$2 x - 2 h + k + 2 h - k = 8 + 2 h - k$

$2 x = 8 + 2 h - k$

$\frac{2 x}{2} = \frac{8 + 2 h - k}{2}$

$x = \frac{8 + 2 h - k}{2}$