# How do you solve 6+ 2x = 38?

Mar 28, 2018

$x = 16$

#### Explanation:

$6 + 2 x = 38$ (Subtract 6 from both sides)

$2 x = 32$ (Divide both sides by 2 to isolate the variable)

$x = 16$

Check the answer by plugging in the answer into the initial equation:

$6 + 2 \left(16\right) = 38$

$6 + 32 = 38$

$38 = 38$

Mar 28, 2018

$x = 16$

#### Explanation:

So first you have to subtract $6$ from both sides. When you subtract from $38$, you get $32$. Now you just have

$2 x = 32$

left. This is when you use division to get $x$ by itself. Now you divide by $2$ on both sides

$\frac{2 x}{2} = \frac{32}{2}$

and you do that to get $x$ alone. So now it's just

$x = 16$

because $\frac{32}{2}$ is $6$.