# How do you solve #8(x-3)=96# using the distributive property?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 19, 2017

x = 15

#### Explanation:

Given

Solve for x

1) Clear the parentheses by distributing the 8

2) Add 24 to both sides to isolate the

3) Divide both sides by 8 to isolate

Answer

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Check

Using the original equation, sub in 15 in the place of

to see if the equation is still true

Sub in 15 in the place of

This equation should still really equal 96

Distribute the 8

96 does equal 96

Check!