# How do you solve 3x+82=x+2?

##### 2 Answers
Jun 25, 2018

$x = - 40$

#### Explanation:

Subtract 82

$3 x = x - 80$

Subtract $x$

$2 x = - 80$

Divide by 2

$x = - 40$

Jun 25, 2018

$x = - 40$

#### Explanation:

Let's see if we get our constants on the right and variables on the left. We can start by subtracting $x$ from both sides to get

$2 x + 82 = 2$

Next, let's get the $82$ on the right side by subtracting it from both sides.

$2 x = - 80$

Lastly, we divide both sides by $2$ to get

$x = - 40$

Hope this helps!