# How do you solve 5( j- 2) + j = 2j + 18?

Apr 9, 2018

First expand the brackets.

#### Explanation:

$5 j - 10 + j = 2 j + 18$

The second step is to move all the $j$s to one side and the integers to the other.
$5 j + j - 2 j = 18 + 10$

Now simplify and find $j$.
$4 j = 28$

$j = 7$