# How do you solve 4(x-5)+2=x+3 ?

Nov 25, 2015

$x = 7$

#### Explanation:

Distribute the $4$.

$4 x - 20 + 2 = x + 3$

Combine like terms on the left.

$4 x - 18 = x + 3$

Add $18$ to both sides.

$4 x = x + 21$

Subtract $x$ from both sides.

$3 x = 21$

Divide both sides by $3$.

$x = 7$

Just remember that you're trying to get $x$ by itself and that whatever you do to one side of an equation must be done to the other side as well.