# Chapter 2 - Reasoning and Proof - Get Ready!: 8

x=5

#### Work Step by Step

Start with the given equation. $2(x+4)=x+13$ Apply the distributive property. $2x+8=x+13$ Subtract x from each side and simplify. $2x+8-x=x+13-x$ $x+8=13$ Subtract 8 from each side and simplify. $x+8-8=13-8$ $x=5$

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