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

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:
$54 = 28 + x$

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

$25 + 10 + \left(3 + 16\right) = \left(25 + 26\right) + 3$
$54 = 54$