# How do you solve #7(2+x)=35# using the distributive property?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 20, 2017

#### Explanation:

Distribute the 7 into the parentheses. Note that the coefficient in front of the x is 1

Your problem can be rewritten as:

Now solve for x. Subtract 14 on both sides and then divide by 7:

You can also do this dividing both sides of the equation in the beginning and simplifying: