# How do you solve #28 = 14+ 7( x - 6)#?

##### 2 Answers

May 23, 2018

#### Explanation:

Expand the brackets

Place all the numbers on one side

Add the numbers together

Divide both sides by 7

May 23, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"distribute the bracket on right side of the equation"#

#28=14+7x-42#

#"simplify right side"#

#28=7x-28#

#56=7x#

#"divide both sides by 7"#

#56/7=(cancel(7) x)/(cancel(7)#

#x=8#

#color(blue)"As a check"# Substitute this value into the right side of the equation and if equal to the left side then it is the solution.

#14+7(8-6)=14+(7xx2)=14+14=28#

#"hence "x=8" is the solution"#