Practice!

Sample Problem

Solve for x:

4 (x – 7) + 4 = 36 ,

x=

Solution

4 (x – 7) + 4 = 36

4x – 28 + 4 = 36 Distributive property

Combine like terms: 4x – 24 = 36

Add 24 on the both sides:4x = 60

Divide by 4  on the both sides: x = 15