# Algebra 2 - Solve for x

by Bob
(Los Angeles)

Solve for x

Solve the following equation for x.

7(x - 2) = 3(x + 4)

### Comments for Algebra 2 - Solve for x

 Aug 26, 2013 Solve by: Staff Answer Part I 7(x - 2) = 3(x + 4) eliminate the parentheses using the distributive law 7(x - 2) = 3(x + 4) 7*x + 7*(-2) = 3*x + 3*4 7x - 14 = 3x + 12 subtract 3x from each side of the equation 7x - 14 - 3x = 3x + 12 - 3x group like terms 7x - 3x - 14 = 3x - 3x + 12 (7x - 3x) - 14 = (3x - 3x) + 12 combine like terms (7x - 3x) - 14 = (3x - 3x) + 12 (4x) - 14 = (0) + 12 4x - 14 = 12 --------------------------------------------------------

 Aug 26, 2013 Solve by: Staff -------------------------------------------------------- Part II add 14 to each side of the equation 4x - 14 + 14 = 12 + 14 group and combine like terms 4x + (- 14 + 14) = (12 + 14) 4x + 0 = 26 4x = 26 divide each side of the equation by 4 4x = 26 4x / 4 = 26 / 4 x = 6.5 --------------------------------------------------------

 Aug 26, 2013 Solve by: Staff -------------------------------------------------------- Part III the final answer x = 6.5 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Jul 29, 2016 help me NEW by: Anonymous x=12

 Dec 23, 2016 how to do this problem NEW by: Anonymous 7(x-2)=3(x+4) first, change your subtraction into adding a negative, 7(x+-2)=3(x+4), then distribute, 7x+-14=3x+12, then get x by itself, like this, + 14 on both sides, then -3x on both sides, then your left with 4x=26, divide by 4 on each side, then you should get x=26/4 or 6.5 is you divide the fraction