# How do you solve #25+10+(3+16)=(25+x)+3#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 31, 2018

**x=26**

#### Explanation:

First, combine like terms. Do the parentheses on the left first and ignore the parentheses on the right. After that, add the numbers together. You should get this:

Then, solve for x. **x** is equal to **26**.

Finally, substitute for **x** to check your answer.

Yes, **x** is equal to **26**