Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-3 Solving Multi-Step Equations - Got It? - Page 95: 2


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Work Step by Step

The equation for this word problem is $2x+16+2x=72$ Group like terms: $2x+2x+16=72$ Add similar elements: $4x+16=72$ Subtract 16 from both sides: $4x+16-16=72-16$ Simplify: $4x=56$ Divide: $\frac{4x}{4}$=$\frac{56}{4}$ Simplify: $x=14$
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