# How do you solve for x in m=2(x+n)?

Aug 6, 2016

$x = \frac{m}{2} - n$

#### Explanation:

Write the equation as $2 \left(x + n\right) = m$

You could multiply the 2 into the bracket, but in this case this is not a great idea because you will just to divide by 2 later.

Divide by 2 first to isolate the bracket which has the $x$

$\frac{2 \left(x + n\right)}{2} = \frac{m}{2}$

$x + n = \frac{m}{2}$

$x = \frac{m}{2} - n$