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

May 5, 2018

$x = 4$

#### Explanation:

$4 x - 2 \left(x - 4\right) = - 2 + 5 x - 2$

Expand

$4 x - 2 x + 8 = - 2 + 5 x - 2$

$2 x + 8 = - 4 + 5 x$

$12 = 3 x$

So

$x = 4$