How do you solve 4x - 2( - 5x + 4) = 62?

Mar 23, 2018

$x = 5$
$4 x + 10 x - 8 = 62$ distribute
$14 x - 8 = 62$ combine like terms
$14 x = 70$ get $x$ term on one side
$x = 5$ divide by coefficient (14) to isolate x