## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{2(x + 1)}{4}$ = 3x - 2 Apply distributive property: $\frac{2x + 2}{4}$ = 3x - 2 Multiply both sides by 4: 2x + 2 = 4(3x - 2) Distribute: 2x + 2 = 12x - 8 Subtract 12x and 2 from both sides: -10x = -10 Divide both sides by -10: x = 1