# How do you solve #4( x - 2) = x + 7#?

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Jun 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

Given:

Expand the left side.

Subtract

Subtract

Divide by

Jun 2, 2018

#### Explanation:

To solve for the variable in the equation

Begin by eliminating the parenthesis by using the distributive property.

Use the additive inverse to get the

Use the additive inverse to get the constant values on the same side of the equation

Now use the multiplicative inverse to solve for