# What are the two ways to solve for x and get rid of the parentheses in #2(5x+9)=78#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 10, 2018

Method 1: Distribute

Method 2: Divide both sides by two

#### Explanation:

Method 1: Distribute

In the equation, you can just distribute like this:

Method 2: Divide both sides by two

Another way is just to divide both sides of the equation like this:

In both ways, you get