How do you solve 2x+18-1=33?

Apr 5, 2018

$x = 8$

Explanation:

$2 x + 18 - 1 = 33$ (Combine like factors)

$2 x + 17 = 33$ (Subtract 17 from both side)

$2 x = 16$ (Divide both sides by 2 to isolate the variable)

$x = 8$

Plug in the answer to check if it is correct:

$2 \left(8\right) + 18 - 1 = 33$

$16 + 17 = 33$

$33 = 33$

Apr 5, 2018

$x = 8$

Explanation:

1) Subtract $1$ from $18$ to get $17$
2) Subtract $17$ from both sides and get $2 x = 16$
3) Divide by $2$ on each side

Answer: $x = 8$