# How do you solve #2x - ( x + 4) = - 8#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First, remove the terms within the parenthesis paying close attention to the signs:

We can write

Now,

#(-)xx(+)=(-)#

#(-)xx(-)=(+)#

So,

Now we can combine like terms recalling

Next, isolate and solve for