# How do you solve 7x + 4 = 2(x - 8)?

May 25, 2016

Solve for $x$ via working below

#### Explanation:

$7 x + 4 = 2 \left(x - 8\right)$
$7 x + 4 = 2 x - 16$
$5 x = 20$
$x = 4$

1. Original equation
2. Expand
3. Group like terms
4. Divide all by 5