How do you solve 8(x − 13) = 24?

1 Answer
Jul 6, 2016

Answer:

#x=16#

Explanation:

To solve #8(x-13)=24#

Begin by distributing the #8# to the terms inside the parenthesis

#8x-104=24#

Next use the additive inverse to isolate the term with the variable

#8xcancel(-104)cancel(+104)=24+104#

#8x=128#

Now isolate the variable using the multiplicative inverse

#(cancel8x)/cancel8 = (128)/8#

#x=16#